When we heard that there was going to be a reboot of the popular ’90s TV show That ’70s Show, we couldn’t wait to see what the original cast would look like in their 40s (and beyond). Unfortunately, however, we were less than pleased with some of the choices made by the creators when it comes to recreating the characters. Here are some reasons why people should know about this That ’70s Show reboot so far.
1) The cast is returning
People have been wondering who will be returning for the reboot. This is what we know so far: all of the original cast members are in talks to return, but nothing is confirmed yet.
Kelso’s wife Laurie (Lisa Robin Kelly) passed away in 2003, so it is unclear if she will be in it or not.
Kelso’s son Charlie (Noah Munck) has been acting for about 10 years now, and he has a completely different voice than when he was on the show originally- but it’s still unknown if he’ll return or not.
The plot has also been kept a secret so far, but we do know that Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson are starring as Steve and Eric respectively.
2) It’s been in development for years
The sitcom That ’70s Show has been a favorite among viewers for years, so when it was announced that the show is being rebooted, fans were ecstatic. The show originally aired from 1998-2006, and now we have learned that it will be coming back to TV in 2020.
The reboot will have some familiar faces such as: Ashton Kutcher, who acted as Michael Kelso on the popular TV show Those playing Steven Hyde and Donna Pinciotti were Danny Masterson and Laura Prepon. fez was played by Wilmer Valderrama. But there are some changes you should know about before getting excited for this upcoming series. The original cast members all seem to be completely on board with this project, but their roles are changing a bit.
3) The original showrunners are back
The original showrunners are back! And, the reboot has not been confirmed for a specific date yet but it is expected to air in 2020. The show will be set in 1978 and will have a similar feel to its predecessor. There are also rumors that Jackie Gleason’s son might make an appearance on the reboot. These are some of the 10 reasons people should know about The That ’70s Show reboot so far!
The original showrunners are back! And, other stars from That ‘70s Show might make appearances in The reboot. Jaleel White has stated that he will be appearing on it. That is one of 10 reasons people should know about The That ’70s Show reboot so far.
Also, Laura Prepon and Ashton Kutcher have already teased fans by releasing a video promoting their roles in it.
4) The setting has changed
The setting of the show has changed from 1976 to 2017, and so far (pun intended) I’m not liking it. There’s a lot of focus on technology. We’ve seen Steven Hyde texting while driving and then switching to use Siri in his car, Kelso is texting Jackie instead of asking her out, and even Eric Foreman’s son is on a device. It doesn’t seem like anyone is talking to each other. And it seems like Hyde might have started dating Jackie’s mom as he was seen kissing her at one point. This reboot is just not my cup of tea and I hope they go back to how things were in 1976 soon!
5) There’s a new network
The reboot of That ’70s Show will debut on Fox this Fall. The show, which is set in 1976, will be a half-hour comedy and it’ll air at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. This reboot is not what many fans of the original series might be expecting, but there are some reasons why people should know about it so far. One important reason is that it’s a new opportunity to get to know some of the beloved characters from one of TV’s best comedy sitcoms in new ways and watch them interact with one another again. Another reason is that like the old show, the new series will still focus on family relationships, adolescent issues and coming-of-age problems. So far, most reactions have been positive!
6) The tone will be darker
The reboot of That ’70s Show has been a long time coming. It was only in March that Fox said it would bring back the hit series, which ran from 1998 to 2006 and starred Topher Grace, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. We’ve learned so far that Eric is still on drugs, Hyde is going to be black and Donna’s hair is going to be blond.
So far, it appears that Ashton Kutcher will not be playing Kelso as we know him. In April, Fox announced that Jackass star Steve-O would fill in for Kutcher in his role as Eric Forman. We’ve also learned that Topher Grace has been replaced with James Franco, and he’ll play wait for it Eric Forman. So yes, once again fans will have to get used to a new Kelso and a whole new cast of characters.
7) The stories will be more topical
You may have heard that That ’70s Show is coming back to TV. For those who loved the original series, you’re probably wondering what’s new in this reboot. Here are some of the changes so far: The show will have a multi-camera setup instead of single-camera setup like in season 1 and 2. The show will be set in 1979, which is after season 6, but before season 7. 2a. This change will allow for more characters from seasons 1-6 to make appearances on the show again, as they had all moved on from Point Place by 1979 or at least from high school!