Nickelodeon's New Streaming Service is Bringing Back Your Favorite '90s Shows

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Nickelodeon

If you grew up in the 1990s, you probably have a soft spot for Nickelodeon’s programming lineup. Shows like Hey Dude, Are You Afraid of the Dark?, Clarissa Explains It All, Doug, and game shows like Guts helped launch Nick as a destination channel for kids who wanted something more substantive than Saturday morning shows but nothing as heavy as an afterschool special.

As Fast Company reports, you can now relive those glorious hours spent in front of your console television and sipping your Ecto Cooler with NickSplat, a new streaming channel that aggregates a big chunk of the network's retro shows for $6 a month. Users will have access to 22 series, with more expected to appear. Among them: Rocko’s Modern Life, Kenan & Kel, The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, All That, and Legends of the Hidden Temple.

While $6 is a modest price to pay for the nostalgia trip, not all of Nick’s shows will be included. More conspicuous absences include Rugrats, Invader Zim, The Ren & Stimpy Show, and The Adventures of Pete & Pete.

NickSplat is part of the VRV network of specialty streaming channels. You can subscribe to their entire package for $9.99, which includes NickSplat, or opt for NickSplat as a standalone. The company is also offering a 30-day free trial, which should give you enough time to binge Salute Your Shorts.

[h/t Fast Company]

The Office Star Angela Kinsey Would Love to Do a Reunion Special

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Emma McIntyre / Getty Images

Whenever a classic TV show is brought back for a revival, it usually splits the fanbase in half. While some people are happy to see their favorite characters return, others are worried about the series coming back in lackluster fashion. And when it comes to the idea of a potential reboot of The Office, the series' cast is just as split.

Steve Carell has been very public about not wanting NBC to bring the show back, but Angela Kinsey is siding with co-stars John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, and Ellie Kemper about welcoming a potential return to Scranton. The 48-year-old actress, who portrayed Angela Martin on the series, recently spoke with PopCulture.com, confirming she’d love to revisit the show.

"I would definitely be up for a reunion," Kinsey said. "I know a few cast members have talked about a special reunion episode to see where everyone is at. I would love that!"

Although many are torn on the idea of bringing The Office back, most fans would certainly be curious enoug to tune in and see what's going on with the Dunder Mifflin crew. Kinsey is no exception, saying, “I would love to know where these people are! I loved the show, I still love the show. I think it really holds up. I'm so thrilled that new audiences are finding it, so I would love that!"

Will it ever happen? It's hard to say. But while we wait to see if any official announcement is made, you can at least still binge The Office on Netflix and try to imagine what creepy thing Cousin Mose is doing these days.

[h/t PopCulture.com]

Harry Potter Fans Don’t Want to See the Movies Rebooted, Surprising No One

© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling
© 2011 Warner Bros. Harry Potter Publishing Rights (c) J.K. Rowling

Although the Harry Potter franchise has one of the most dedicated fan bases in the world, that doesn’t mean fans are ready to see the series rebooted just yet. Yes, that would mean more movies to feed one’s obsession, but the general consensus is that it would be entirely too soon. Don’t believe us? A new poll might just prove it.

ComingSoon.net asked more than 2000 Potterheads if Warner Bros. should reboot the Harry Potter movie series, and a whopping 72 percent said they’re against it. The website also asked fans if reboots were made, how they should be done. Of those polled, 41 percent voted for it to be a direct sequel about Harry’s son, 35 percent voted for a spinoff TV series, 13 percent wanted another Fantastic Beasts spinoff, and a measly 11 percent showed support for a remake of all eight original films.

While it doesn’t look like a reboot will be in the works anytime soon (J.K. Rowling’s representatives just debunked a report about a TV series), that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for the future. Even star Daniel Radcliffe has entertained the idea, saying he believes he won’t be the last Potter portrayal he’ll see in his lifetime. But as long as Rowling and fans are against it, we probably won’t have to worry about it for a while.

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