The Fox sitcom That ’70s Show is being spun off by Netflix.That ’90s Show is the title of the new comedy, and the original series’ creators, Bonnie and Terry Turner, are back on board.Only Kurtwood Smith (Red Forman) and Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman) have signed on to reprise their roles so far, but producers are hopeful that other familiar faces will make cameo appearances.Here’s the official synopsis: “Good day, Wisconsin!” It’s the summer of 1995, and Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric and Donna, is spending the summer with her grandparents, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red.
Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll never die; they just change outfits.” That ’70s Show premiered on Fox in 1998 and ran for eight seasons, following a group of adolescent friends growing up in a fictional Wisconsin town. It also had a streaming afterlife on Netflix before leaving the service last year.
Topher Grace, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, and Wilmer Valderrama were among the original show’s cast members who went on to have successful careers. Danny Masterson, a member of the main cast, is currently on trial in Los Angeles on three rape charges. Fox debuted the short-lived comedy That ’80s Show in 2002, which was not a spin-off of That ’70s Show but was “inspired” by the format. Netflix has ordered ten episodes of the multicam spin-off, which will be directed by Gregg Mettler. Bonnie and Terry Turner, Lindsey Turner, Marcy Carsey, and Tom Werner are among the executive producers. Artists & Representatives and Wright Entertainment represent Rupp.
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