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Nickelodeon Brings the 90s Back with Retro Programming Block

posted Sunday Mar 13, 2011 by Nicholas DiMeo

Nickelodeon Brings the 90s Back with Retro Programming Block

Remember the 90s? Those were good times of MC Hammer pants, cassettes, real mixtapes, hightops, Surge, the third-coming of the McRib and of course, kick ass programming on Nickelodeon.

Well, the cable station is bringin' it back to the old school, as TeenNick will be airing episodes from Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, The Amanda Show, All That and Clarissa Explains it All from midnight to 2 AM in a block aptly titled The '90s Are All That. Apparently the company finally realized the Internet existed and they figured out what those Facebook Pages were all about that clamored for the return of these shows.

Keith Dawkins, senior VP and general manager of TeenNick, on the matter,

At the time, we were completely devoted to that audience ages 9, 10, and 11. It was ground-breaking and for the young viewers, a powerful and pivotal time in their lives. Those kids who are now 22, 23 and 24 want to bring that back.

Hopefully they will expand the selection to include shows like Doug, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Salute Your Shorts, Goosebumps and Hey, Dude! in the future. Perhaps we'll even see some of those classic Nickelodeon made-for-TV movies. Maybe Snick, anyone? I'm starting the petition for the return of Stick Stickly starting now! Of course, he'd have splinters and stuff from old age, but I digress.


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