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That 70s Show’s Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp to star in upcoming Netflix spinoff That 90s Show

Now it’s That 90s Show! That 70s Show’s parents Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp set to reprise roles for upcoming Netflix spinoff


That 70s Show is coming back with a 90s-set spinoff.

Netflix has ordered ten episodes of That 90s Show which will star Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played Red and Kitty Forman in the original Fox sitcom, according to a report from Variety on Friday.

Red and Kitty were the parents of lead character Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and their home was the setting for most of the show’s episodes, notably the basement where Eric would hang out with his friends Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon), Jackie Burkhart (Mila Kunis), Steven Hyde (Danny Masterson), Michael Kelso (Ashton Kutcher), and Fez (Wilmer Valderrama).

New era: That 70s Show is coming back with a 90s-set spinoff. According to a report from Variety, Netflix has ordered ten episodes of That 90s Show which will star Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played Red and Kitty Forman in the original Fox sitcom. Seen in 2005

That 90s Show will be a multi-cam sitcom like its predecessor, which followed a group of teenagers growing up in a fictitious Wisconsin town in the 1970s.

The official synopsis for the spinoff reads: ‘Hello, Wisconsin! It’s 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer 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 dies, it just changes clothes.’ 

Spinoff: That 90s Show will be a multi-cam sitcom like its predecessor, which followed a group of teenagers growing up in a fictitious Wisconsin town in the 1970s. Top from L to R: Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon. Bottom L to R: Don Stark, Tanya Roberts, Mila Kunis, Lisa Robin Kelly, Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith. Pictured in 1999

Spinoff: That 90s Show will be a multi-cam sitcom like its predecessor, which followed a group of teenagers growing up in a fictitious Wisconsin town in the 1970s. Top from L to R: Wilmer Valderrama, Ashton Kutcher, Danny Masterson, Topher Grace, Laura Prepon. Bottom L to R: Don Stark, Tanya Roberts, Mila Kunis, Lisa Robin Kelly, Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith. Pictured in 1999

TV parents: Red and Kitty were the parents of lead character Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and their home was the setting for most of the show's episodes. Seen in 2004

TV parents: Red and Kitty were the parents of lead character Eric Forman (Topher Grace) and their home was the setting for most of the show’s episodes. Seen in 2004

Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, who co-created the original show with Mark Brazill, will write and executive produce the spinoff along with their daughter Lindsay. 

Gregg Mettler, who produced the original show from 2001-2006, will serve as showrunner and executive producer. That 70s Show executive producers Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner will also executive produce the spinoff along with Smith and Rupp.   

That 70s Show was a big hit for Fox, running for eight seasons and airing 200 episodes. The sitcom launched its young cast members to fame and though both Topher and Ashton left after the seventh season, they came back for the series finale in May 2006.

Exciting: Smith shared the news of the upcoming reboot on his Instagram page, posting the Variety article and writing, 'Who says I can’t keep a secret #That90sShow #Netflix'

Exciting: Smith shared the news of the upcoming reboot on his Instagram page, posting the Variety article and writing, ‘Who says I can’t keep a secret #That90sShow #Netflix’

Chiming in: Valderrama, who played commented, 'Yes yes yes!!!!!'

Chiming in: Valderrama, who played commented, ‘Yes yes yes!!!!!’

That 80s Show, a half-hour comedy that was inspired by That 70s Show and created by the Turners and Brazill, debuted in 2002 but was canceled by Fox after one season.

Smith shared the news of the upcoming reboot on his Instagram page, posting the Variety article and writing, ‘Who says I can’t keep a secret #That90sShow #Netflix.’

Valderrama commented, ‘Yes yes yes!!!!!’ It was not announced if any of the other cast members from the original series will be making appearances on the spinoff. 

Coming back: Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, who co-created the original show with Mark Brazill, will write and executive produce the spinoff along with their daughter Lindsay. Seen in 2007

Coming back: Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, who co-created the original show with Mark Brazill, will write and executive produce the spinoff along with their daughter Lindsay. Seen in 2007

In the spotlight: The sitcom launched its young cast members to fame and though both Topher and Ashton left after the seventh season, they came back for the series finale in May 2006. Seen in 1998

In the spotlight: The sitcom launched its young cast members to fame and though both Topher and Ashton left after the seventh season, they came back for the series finale in May 2006. Seen in 1998

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