Nickelodeon to replay ’90s TV shows

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"The Splat" Twitter account announces the show line-up for the Oct. 5 premiere. ("The Splat" official Twitter)
“The Splat” Twitter account announces the show line-up for the Oct. 5 premiere. (“The Splat” official Twitter)

Starting Monday, Oct. 5, Nickelodeon will air ’90s television-show favorites during a special time block named “The Splat.”

According to a press release on Viacom’s press page, TeenNick will air the shows during an eight-hour time block from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. ET/PT.

The shows expected to come back include fan-favorites such as “Hey Arnold!,” “Rugrats” and “Kenan and Kel.”

Viacom Kids and Family Group president Cyma Zarghami said the network has been listening closely to those who grew up watching Nickelodeon in the ’90s.

“We designed ‘The Splat’ with fans and their requests in mind,” Zarghami said in the press release.

Cami Hicken, a 22-year-old BYU Independent Study student from Prosper, Texas said the throwback television show is a fun idea.

“It brings us back to our childhood when there was good clean comedy, instead of the direction television has gone these days,” Hicken said.

The idea of having ’90s TV shows back on the air has some reminiscing about favorite shows. And it’s not just BYU college students who are excited.

“I liked ‘Hey Arnold!’ so much as a kid because it was the first show I remember where a kid lived in the big city without his parents. It was cool and different for me,” said Michelle Westbrook, a mother who lives in The Colony, Texas.

"Hey Arnold!" is just one of the shows that will be aired on "The Splat."
“Hey Arnold!” is just one of the shows that will be aired on “The Splat.” (@ActorMedia)

Even with all the excitement around “The Splat,” there are some unfortunate drawbacks to the late air time.

“I wish it was during the day so that my kid could watch it too,” Westbrook said.

Mackenzie Parsons, a 21-year-old BYU English literature major from Carpentersville, Illinois, said she also wishes “The Splat” was earlier so her younger siblings could watch the shows she loved so much as a kid.

“We adults love to share our nostalgia with the younger generation,” Parsons said.

For more information on “The Splat,” TV schedule, visit TheSplat.com

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