‘That ’70s Show’ Is Returning To As ‘That ’90s Show’ With Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp Coming Back

‘That ’70s Show’ Is Returning To As ‘That ’90s Show’ With Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp Coming Back

The pair will reprise their roles as Red and Kitty and will play the role of grandparents.

A spinoff of the hit Fox sitcom That ’70s Show has been ordered by Netflix and will be titled That ’90s Show. The cast of the original show featured Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Danny Masterson, Laura Wilmer Valderrama, and Lisa Robin Kelly. Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, played parents Red and Kitty Forman, and will be returning to the spinoff but this time as grandparents. They will also serve as executive producers. Original series creators Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner and their daughter Lindsey Turner are on board as writers. The show debuted on Fox in 1998 and ran for eight seasons from 1998 to 2006. It followed the lives of six teenage friends living in fictional Point Place, Wisconsin, from May 17, 1976, to December 31, 1979, reports Deadline. Netflix has ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff's first season which will be in a multi-cam format like the original... but what's the plot going to be about?


That '90s Show will follow the daughter of Eric (Topher Grace) and Donna (Laura Prepon) as she visits her grandparents Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp). "Hello, Wisconsin! It's 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red," the upcoming show's logline reads. "Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll never dies, it just changes clothes." So what about the other cast members? The outlet reports that a few of them — including Grace, Prepon and Ashton Kutcher — will make guest appearances, reprising their roles.


That '70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama previously told PEOPLE that the cast had discussed doing a follow-up movie to the popular sitcom.  "We've breezed through it. We've talked about it," he said back in 2019. "I think a reboot right now — look, what we did at that time, at the age we were, was so ambitious and fearless and daring ... it'd be tough." Two other cast mates met on the show and later fell in love and now have a family together! Kunis, 38, told E! News that daughter Wyatt, 6, and son Dimitri, 4, even know their parents met through work. "Somebody told them that mommy and daddy met on a show, and so our daughter was like, 'What does this mean?' So we try to explain it to her in the most, like, safe way," Kunis said. "I don't know if it registers, I don't even know if she cares." But she did mention that she isn't letting them watch That ’70s Show until they're adults. "No, they're little," the Bad Moms actress said. "They're not on adult Netflix, they're on kid Netflix." The two met on the show in 1998 but dated years later.  Kunis and Kutcher's characters dated on That '70s Show, but they were just friends at the time. However, that changed in 2012 when they officially began dating and eventually married in 2015.