‘All That’ Returning to Nickelodeon With Revival Series
Variety reports the show is getting new life at Nickelodeon:
Nickelodeon will revive the program — a “Saturday Night Live” for the tween set — with an all-new cast. But the show will have callbacks to its past as well. Kenan Thompson, the long-running “SNL” cast member who got his start on television when “All That” launched in 1994, will serve as an executive producer. Nickelodeon expects some former cast members to make appearances in the series.
By pure coincidence, All That was co-created by Brian Robbins, who recently became the president of Nickelodeon. Other young stars of All That who went on to have Hollywood careers like Thompson include Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon and Jamie Spears. Thompson and costar Kel Mitchell also starred in the movie Good Burger, based on the popular series of sketches from the show.
Thompson isn’t leaving Saturday Night Live, but will be involved in the new All That at the same time. He told Variety that if he can’t be on set, he’ll “be on the phone during the table read, adding that All That should be “a staple show for Nickelodeon.” ’90s kids definitely agree with him.
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