If any show has the take-me-back-to-the-90s kinda vibe, then it has to be That ’90s Show! It takes all the mid-90s kids back to That 70s Show, which they had watched while growing up. Set in 1995, the highly-anticipated spinoff series is coming to Netflix on January 19, 2023.
It revolves around the daughter of Eric and Donna who is visiting her grandparents for the summer. As the days of her staycation advance, she makes friends with the new kids who are living in Point Place, WI. Bonnie and Terry Turner will be returning as the showrunners of the series.
As per the reports, several cast members from That ‘70s Show are confirmed to return for guest spots in That ‘90s Show. This has left the fans wondering whether or not they can look back to Eric Forman, Jackie Burkhart, Michael Kelso and the rest of the members once again before they start watching the new sitcom. This leads us to question: Is That ‘70s Show streaming on Netflix?
Here’s everything we know about the original sitcom and the streaming platform.
Is That ‘70s Show streaming on Netflix?
According to Netflix Life, “That ‘70s Show used to be on Netflix, but the show was removed a couple of years ago and was in streaming limbo for a long time.” Despite the tremendous popularity of the show, it was unavailable for streaming on any platform. It’s even more surprising on the part of Netflix since the show performed exponentially on the streamer.
Currently, the show is not available for streaming on Netflix, shattering all the wishes of the subscribers who had hoped that the arrival of the spin-off would compel Netflix to add the original series back to its catalogue.
Where can we watch That ‘70s Show?
At the time of writing this article, That ‘70s Show is available for streaming only on Peacock. All eight seasons, which sums up to complete 200 episodes, are streaming on Peacock. Not only that, but they are available for purchase, which can be done via digital retailers like Amazon or physically, through DVD.
Who will return in That ‘90s Show?
Upon the announcement of the show, the return of Kurtwood Smith was also announced, who will be reprising his role as Reginald ‘Red’ Forman, along with the return of Debra Jo Rupp, who will be reprising her role as Kitty Forman. These two are officially confirmed to be present throughout the series.
Apart from these two, Laura Prepon and Topher Grace will also be making their return according to What’s on Netflix. Other old cast members include:
- Mila Kunis as Jackie Burkhart
- Ashton Kutcher as Michael Kelso
- Wilmer Valderrama as Fez
- Tommy Chong as Leo
In a conversation with Variety, Kutcher expressed his feelings about returning to the set. He said:
“It was really nostalgic to be back on the set. It’s all the same folks that made That ’70s Show, so it was pretty bizarre. Mila and I were contemplating it. We thought, ‘Listen, we’re only in the position that we’re in because of that show, so let’s just go back and do this.’ We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun.”
In addition to these old cast members, you can expect the arrival of new members too to spice up the show and make it more riveting. These new cast members are:
- Mace Coronel as Jay, a true romantic, an aspiring film director who constantly carries a camera with him
- Callie Haverda as Leia Forman, a bookworm daughter of Eric and Donna
- Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, a petite and delicate ball of energy, who has a penchant for pink dresses and ripped jeans.
- Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Gwen’s gay best friend, who does not abstain from owing his gender identity. Honesty is his sure policy.
- Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate, Gwen’s older brother, who likes worn-out Dodge minivan
- Samantha Morelos as Nikki, whose family has a PhD in overachieving. So, intelligence and brilliance are in her genes, but she also has a streak of rebellion that’s hard to miss. Oh, by the way, she’s dating Nate.
The debut of That ‘90s Show is certain to carry some nostalgia for its predecessor. Even if the writers and actors are partially the same, will the new show be as exciting and humorous as the original? Well, we can only judge after watching it. The shows is currently streaming on Netflix.