Nostalgia overload! All That, the sketch comedy show for kids, was a smash hit during the ’90s and early 2000s, and Nickelodeon is finally set to reboot it. To help lead the brigade as executive producer is one of the original show alums and Saturday Night Live cast member Kenan Thompson. Although there will be a new cast of kid actors to perform during the sketches, some familiar faces may come back to make an appearance.
“We think there’s a great opportunity to find the next pool of stars,” Nickelodeon’s President, Brian Robbins, told Variety. “We want to bring the show back in a real fun way. This summer, we are going to bring back a lot of the original cast and the cast through the years, and let them introduce the new cast of All That to the world.”
He elaborated by saying fans can expect “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches.”
As for Kenan, he’s excited to get back into the world that he looks back on so fondly. “It means everything to me … It was my first job that I ever had. It gave me an opportunity.” He called the opportunity a “no brainer” and added that he fully trusts taking career advice from Brian. “Every time he does that, he has been right on the money. He has done it infinite times in my life,” he said.
The 40-year-old will continue his job on SNL and noted that his “time is limited,” but he’ll make it work. He explained, “If I’m not at the table read, I’ll be on the phone during the table read … I’ll be around.” The actor started on All That in 1994 when he was just 16.
During its 10-season run, the iconic show gave a lot of budding stars their start, including, Kel Mitchell, Amanda Bynes and Nick Cannon. Successful spin-offs and movies like Good Burger and The Amanda Show were also based on key characters and sketches from the show.
It will be interesting to see if it creates any new superstars!
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