Nickelodeon is ready to start bringing back shows from another era, for a simple reason: The time is right, says Russell Hicks, the network’s top programming exec, because the people who were fans of those shows now have kids of their own.
Hicks told Variety: “We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way.”
The report says retooled versions of “Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold!” and “You Can’t Do That on Television,” among other early Nick hits, could be in the works.
Hicks, the network’s president of content and development, declined to name specific shows that are under consideration, but said the first generation of Nickelodeon fans has been letting the channel know that it has its favorites.
Said Hicks: “We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back.”