Nickelodeon recently released the names of the shows that will be aired during the ‘90s-themed programming block, The Splat.
The Splat is not its own channel but rather a block of programs airing on TeenNick from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. EST. The programming block features shows and commercials that originally aired on Nickelodeon in the 1990s.
The current list of 14 shows includes “All That,” “The Angry Beavers,” “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” “CatDog,” “Clarissa Explains It All,” “Hey Arnold!,” “Hey Dude,” “Kenan & Kel,” “The Ren & Stimpy Show,” “Legends of the Hidden Temple,” “Rocko’s Modern Life,” “Rugrats,” “Salute Your Shorts” and “The Wild Thornberrys.”
“We are getting ready to bring back some of the ones they’ve told us multiple times they want to have brought back,” Nickelodeon’s president of content and development Russell Hicks told Variety in early September.
The “they” Hicks referred to are the now-adults who grew up in the ‘90s, known as ‘90s kids. This group is The Splat’s target audience.
Nickelodeon plans on taking viewer opinion into account during The Splat’s run. This means the current program list is already set to change, depending on what viewers want to see.
The Splat’s social media presence has been strong since the block was announced on Sept. 12. The Splat has already gained 95 thousand page likes on Facebook and 66.1 thousand Twitter followers in the month since it was announced.
According to The A.V. Club, The Splat will also air commercials and promotions from the ‘90s and host theme weeks. The first theme week will reintroduce “Nick or Treat!,” a Halloween-themed programming block that originally aired every Halloween from 1992 to 1997.
The new programming block is an attempt by Nickelodeon to gain viewers previously lost to streaming services like Netflix, says Variety. Because of this, the shows will not only be aired on TeenNick but will also be available on The Splat’s website.