‘That ’70s Show got a ’90s spinoff with some of the original cast

Welcome to the 90s.

The creators of “That ’70s Show” have announced a new sitcom filled with troubled teens from the decade they live in.

“That ’90s Show,” a spinoff of “That ’70s Show” with the original series’ creators, Bonnie and Terry Turner, is coming to Netflix.

However, they are not the only well-known names. The two original stars of the Fox sitcom, Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) and Debra Joe Rupp (Kitty Forman), will return to the series. Ten episodes have been ordered from the streaming service.

The official description reads: “Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Eric and Donna’s daughter Leia Forman is visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she’s under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red’s Point Place kids. A new generation of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll never dies, it just changes clothes.

The original series ran for eight seasons on Fox from 1998 to 2006. The show centered on a group of teenage friends living in a fake Wisconsin town as they hang out, party, and discuss the meaning of life in the Formans’ basement.

The cast included Topher Grace (Eric Forman), Mila Kunis (Jackie Burkhart), Ashton Kutcher (Michael Kelso), Laura Prepon (Donna Pinciotti), Danny Masterson (Steven Hyde) and Wilmer Valderrama (Faze).

In 2002, Fox debuted the famously unsuccessful series “That ’80s Show”. While the show wasn’t exactly a spinoff, it drew heavily from the original series.

    Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama in a 1998 episode.
Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson and Wilmer Valderrama in a 1998 episode.
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“That ’70s Show” star Tanya Roberts, who played Donna’s mother Midge, died in January 2021. News of his death was widely misunderstood and many thought that he had died earlier than what his publicist had said.

Many of his artists mourned the loss. “I am deeply saddened to hear that Tanya Roberts has passed away. She was a Bond girl, one of Charlie’s Angels, and a truly delightful person to work with,” Grace wrote on social media at the time “I had never acted before and to be honest, it was a little nervous around that. But she couldn’t be kinder. We will miss you Miz.”

“Tanya had a deep deep laugh. She was all instinct and beauty. In the first season of the 70s we had a scene in the kitchen, sipping cocktails and laughing together,” Roop said. “That laugh, my face. But spit out his drink, apologized profusely and did it 3 more times. I loved her. RIP beauty. “


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