Nickelodeon rebooting ‘All That’ with Kenan Thompson as executive producer
Before Kenan Thompson became a long-running SNL cast member, he was a cast member of the tween-friendly SNL-like Nickelodeon show All That, and now Variety reports that Nick is rebooting All That with Kenan Thompson as executive producer. They're also expecting some former cast members to make appearances. Here's more:
“All That” was the show that kept on giving to Nickelodeon over the course of a decade in the 1990s and 2000s. Now the company’s president thinks a revival of the sketch-comedy series could be all that — and more.
Nickelodeon will revive the program — a “Saturday Night Live” for the tween set — with an all-new cast. But the show will have callbacks to its past as well. Kenan Thompson, the long-running “SNL” cast member who got his start on television when “All That” launched in 1994, will serve as an executive producer. Nickelodeon expects some former cast members to make appearances in the series.
The sketch comedy show “stayed in the zeitgeist for many years,” Brian Robbins, president of Nickelodeon, tells Variety. “People are really fond of it.” One regular sketch, “Good Burger,” was set in a fast-food restaurant with a clueless cashier, and served up the premise for an original movie in 1997. Kids also loved recurring characters like “Walter the Earboy,” “The Spice Boys,” and “Baggin’ Saggin’ Barry.”
Thompson is one of the people who remembers the series fondly. “It means everything to me,” he told Variety. “It was my first job that I ever had. It gave me an opportunity.”
According to IGN, the All That reboot is expected to premiere in summer 2019. An Are You Afraid of the Dark? reboot is also expected for October.
Watch Kenan as Miss Piddlin in the "Give Peas A Chance" skit and other classic Kenan All That skits below...