The Splat: Nickelodeon teases return of '90s shows like Rugrats, Hey, Arnold! |


Nickelodeon classics are returning with programming block The Splat

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Fans of Nickelodeon in the ’90s may be all growed up, but the network is set to let viewers from the decade relive the glory days of their favorite Nick programming later this fall.

Nickelodeon has been teasing The Splat!, which EW has learned is a programming block arriving in October. There is no fully revealed list of which programs will be included in The Splat!, nor how or when viewers will be able to access the shows, has been revealed.

But Nickelodeon is clearly promising more to be revealed soon, as a fairly empty website has been launched teasing The Splat!’s arrival, prompting fans to follow the various social media accounts for more. But The Splat’s YouTube channel posted a montage trailer featuring a host of Nickelodeon’s iconic animated series. The trailer includes clips from Rugrats, Hey, Arnold!, CatDog, Rocket Power, and many more.

The Splat’s logo made appearances at ’90s Fest, which took place in Brooklyn, New York on Sept. 12, along with Kenan & Kel theme song artist Coolio and Nickelodeon’s famous green slime.


It’s getting slimy up in here @paulyshore #TheSplatIsComing #90sFest

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Rumors of reboots for some of these now retired cartoons surfaced after Nickelodeon’s president of content and development, Russell Hicks, told Variety that the network was “looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way.” He did not clarify, but many took this to mean that a Rugrats reboot was imminent. 

Stay tuned to EW as more develops on The Splat!, and start relearning how to hum the Rugrats, CatDog, and Angry Beavers theme songs.

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