Netflix to Make a ‘That ’70s Show’ Spin-off With Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp in the Lead

Titled, That ’90s Show, ten episodes were ordered by the streamer

Netflix has revived That ’70s Show with a spin-off, titled That ’90s Show. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who starred as the parents, Red and Kitty Forman in the original, will reprise their roles. Netflix has ordered ten episodes for and the show will follow the classic multi-cam model as before.

The new series takes place in 1995, and Leia Forman, the daughter of Eric and Donna, come to visit her grandparents for the summer. The story will follow Leia as she bonds with a new generation of Point Place, and makes new friends, under the protective and stern eyes of Kitty and Red.

Production crew

That 70s Show

Creators of the original show, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, along with their daughter Lindsey Turner will join as writers and executive producers. Gregg Mettler, who produced the original, will also join as writer, executive producer, and showrunner. Smith and Rupp will also become executive producers, aside from being in the lead. Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner of The Carsey-Werner Company, who executive produced the original, will return for the spin-off.

Other ventures

That 70s Show

That ’70s Show was a massive success since its arrival on Fox in 1998, and ran for eight seasons with 200 episodes. It served as a launchpad for actors Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, and Wilmer Valderrama. The series included Don Stark, Tonya Roberts, and Tommy Chong as supporting actors.

However, this is not the first time that the stars from That ’70s Show reunited after the show ended in 2006. Both Masterson and Kutcher went on to star in the Netflix comedy The Ranch. It featured guest appearances from Rupp, Smith, and Vakderrama.


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