Soon you’ll be able to see Amanda Bynes back on your TV. Nickelodeon is bringing back The Amanda Show, Bynes’ sketch series spinoff of All That, as part of its The Splat programming block, E! News has confirmed.
Keith Dawkins, executive vice president of TeenNick and NickToons said he thinks The Amanda Show “holds up today.”
“People have kind of a short memory with history,” he said, by way of Refinery29. “A woman being funny, leading content, and being like The Carol Burnett Show is not a new idea. We forget about it. Women can lead content. Women can lead the charge.”
So Inside Amy Schumer, but for kids? The Amanda Show reruns begin on Friday, June 10 at 10 p.m. on The Splat on TeenNick.
The Splat programming block launched on TeenNick in October with reruns of your favorite classic Nickelodeon shows such as Rugrats, The Adventures of Pete and Pete and Hey Arnold.
“We have been listening closely to our first generation of Nick kids that are craving the great characters and shows they grew up with watching Nickelodeon in the ‘90s,” Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom Kids and Family Group, said in a statement. “We designed The Splat with fans and their requests in mind, which means we’re bringing together these beloved series and a high level of digital engagement to give fans a retro media experience they can’t get anywhere else.”
Nickelodeon has been keen on looking to the past for new content. The network announced a Hey Arnold sequel movie and a scripted movie version of Legends of the Hidden Temple that will feature original host Kirk Fogg returning to the khaki shorts. The Splat also hosted an All That reunion earlier this year with Lori Beth Denberg, Kenan Thompson, Josh Server, Kel Mitchell and Danny Tamberelli.
Are you happy to have The Amanda Show back on TV?