Gird your nostalgia loins, folks—90s Nickelodeon is coming back. Our ranking of the 15 best 90s kids game shows earlier today appears to have been a bit prescient, as the network announced this afternoon that a new weekly programming block called “The Splat” on TeenNick will feature reruns of all your favorite 90s Nickelodeon shows, from Rugrats to All That to Legends of the Hidden Temple. It all kicks off on Monday, October 5th at 10pm ET/PT on TeenNick, running until 6am.
But this isn’t just a random series of reruns. Nickelodeon is pulling out all the stops by creating a genuine retro experience, reviving programming stunts like Nick or Treat, U-Pick, and Super Toy Run, as well as the recreation of specific days of programming as they aired in the 90s complete with original promos and interstitials (remember the Doo-wop Dinosaurs?).
An eight-hour rotating TV lineup will air daily on TeenNick from 10pm-6am, and the initial lineup of series includes All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts and The Wild Thornberrys, with more to come.
At launch, October’s themes are as follows:
- First Time for Everything (week of Oct. 5) – first two episodes of fan-favorite animated and live-action series and game shows;
- Rugrats Reptar Takeover (week of Oct. 12) – best of Rugrats episodes featuring Reptar;
- Hey Arnold! Live from the Stoop (week of Oct. 19) – Stoop Kid-centric episodes;
- Nick or Treat (week of Oct. 26) – call-in event where lucky callers get 40 seconds to choose from six doors, collecting tricks and treats along the way, plus scary and spooky themed animation episodes.
So yeah, if you—like me—sometimes have an urge to watch an old episode of Hey Dude or kick back with G.U.T.S., it appears Nickelodeon has answered the call. Watch a couple of new promos below.