After several weeks of teases, Nick has finally announced their plans for The Splat, their new late-night block of ’90s-era programming.
Nickelodeon is bringing back the shows you fell in love with as a kid. The Splat kicks off Monday, October 5 on TeenNick beginning at 10 p.m. eastern and running until 6 a.m. the following day (We hope you’re a night owl!).
According to a press release, The Splat “will have weekly themes and monthly programming stunts featuring hit ‘90s animated and live-action series including All That, Angry Beavers, Are You Afraid of the Dark, CatDog, Clarissa Explains It All, Hey Arnold!, Hey Dude, Kenan & Kel, Ren & Stimpy, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Rocko’s Modern Life, Rugrats, Salute Your Shorts and The Wild Thornberrys.
Is your favorite show missing from that lengthy list? Don’t worry, Nick promises “additional series [will be] rolling out throughout the year.”
Here are a few examples of the themed weeks as well as when they’ll air:
- First Time for Everything (week of Oct. 5) – first two episodes of fan-favorite animated and live-action series and game shows
- Rugrats Reptar Takeover (week of Oct. 12) – best of Rugrats episodes featuring Reptar
- Hey Arnold! Live from the Stoop (week of Oct. 19) – Stoop Kid-centric episodes
- Nick or Treat (week of Oct. 26) – call-in event where lucky callers get 40 seconds to choose from six doors, collecting tricks and treats along the way, plus scary and spooky themed animation episodes.
“We have been listening closely to our first generation of Nick kids that are craving the great characters and shows they grew up with watching Nickelodeon in the ‘90s,” said Cyma Zarghami, President of Viacom Kids and Family Group. “We designed ‘The Splat’ with fans and their requests in mind, which means we’re bringing together these beloved series and a high level of digital engagement to give fans a retro media experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
Nick says they’ve put together a special team who will determine the needs of the millennials. “In creating ‘The Splat,’ TeenNick enlisted a group of current millennial employees and formed ‘The Splat Pack.’ With a genuine affinity for Nickelodeon, ‘The Splat Pack’ provides creative guidance, new ideas and helps develop content for the block.”
To celebrate the launch of The Splat, Kenan and Kel reunited on last night’s episode of The Tonight Show to re-create their classic Good Burger skit from Kenan & Kel. It features the iconic “Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?” line as well as the “I’m a Dude” song:
Will you be tuning into ‘The Splat’?
Airing this 8-hour block of programming in the middle of the night on TeenNick doesn’t sound like the best way to get millennials to tune in (we have work and school, after all!), but it’s a good start!