If you are a 90s kid, you must surely remember the legendary sketch comedy show, ‘All That’. This popular Nickelodeon series aired on the channel from April 16, 1994, to October 22, 2005, spanning 10 seasons and 171 episodes. Curated to attract the young audience, it featured short comedic sketches and performances from musical guests every week. The primary theme of the sketches was to parody modern culture. The cast comprised a crew of talented child and teen actors and the series itself was branded as a legacy for a decade. It had such a huge impact on children’s television that it was developed into multiple spin-offs and other independent shows. Owing to the immense popularity that it received during its original run, Nickelodeon decided to go for a revival. Executive produced by Kenan Thompson, Kevin Kay, and Kel Mitchell, the rebooted version of ‘All That’ premieres on Nickelodeon on June 15, 2019, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
All That Cast: Who is in it?
The first episode of ‘All That’ features returning, original cast members — Kel Mitchell, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server. Apart from giving advice to the new crew of performers, the trio also revives some of their, iconic classic characters, such as Mitchell’s “Good Burger” server Ed and Denberg’s “Vital Information” and “Loud Librarian”. The Jonas Brothers conclude the episode with a performance of their hit number, “Sucker.” As per Nickelodeon’s press release, the performing cast for ‘All That’ comprises “a talented and diverse group of comedians who reflect the spirit and humor of today’s generation of kids.” Aged 12 to 15 years, each kid is adept in his/her unique comedic style.
14-year-old Ryan Alessi from Chicago is a student of Second City Improvisational Comedy Troupe and The Groundlings. 12-year-old Reece Caddell is a native from Denver and runs her own YouTube channel alongside her sisters. Aged 15, Kate Godfrey hails from Scottsdale, Arizona and has performed with Broadway Youth Ensemble, New York City. 14-year-old Gabrielle Green was born and bred in Florida and has worked as a voice-over artist. Aged 14, Texas-native, Nathan Janak, has appeared as a guest star on Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger. 13-year-old Lex Lumpkin is from Indianapolis and he made his debut in acting by portraying the character of Stuart in the Indianapolis Repertory Theater’s production of ‘Stuart Little‘. Chinguun Sergelen, aged 13, hails from Chicago and is a member of Youth Ensemble at The Second City Training Center Chicago and Laugh Out Loud Theater.
All That Plot: What is it about?
The format of ‘All That’, the rebooted version, is similar to that of the original series. Each episode promises a lot of laughs as these young performers put up funny acts, such as doing celebrity impressions, creating and depicting characters inspired by their own lives, and tackling physical comedy sketches. Apart from this, every episode also showcases musical performances and features famous guest stars from the entertainment world.
‘All That’, during its original run, had introduced us to some of the biggest stars such as Kel Mitchell, Amanda Bynes, Nick Cannon, and Jamie Spears, to name a few. Several cast members also progressed to feature in other hit Nickelodeon series, namely ‘The Amanda Show’, ‘Kenan and Kel’, and ‘Drake and Josh’. Hence, the revival of ‘All That’, even this time, aims to uncover a talented pool of upcoming stars. The fun is back, some iconic cast members are back, and even the old sketches are back! Of course, with a mash-up of a gamut of new sketches. Definitely, it is all set to develop into another staple in Nickelodeon’s slate of kid-friendly programming.
All That Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘All That’ Season 1 premieres on Nickelodeon on June 15, 2019, as part of the channel’s summer release schedule. After its premiere, it will follow a weekly release pattern, airing every Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. Its reboot reflects Nick’s attempt to “dig into its past to help secure its future.” In fact, this approach forms a part of the platform’s tried-and-tested methods. For example, it has already experimented with creating revivals for other iconic titles such as ‘Hey Arnold’ and ‘Legends of the Hidden Temple’. And the trials have proved to be immensely successful. Such revivals serve a dual purpose — holding the interest of the current generation of children and tempting parents to tune in alongside their kids. The latter simply chooses to revive their nostalgia by remembering their favorite shows and movies that they had enjoyed so much during their growing-up years.
As per Brian Robbins’ (president of Nickelodeon) statement on Variety, when he was asked about the original series, “All That has stayed in the zeitgeist for many years. People are really fond of it.” Not only this, even the characters such as “Good Burger”, “Walter the Earboy”, “The Spice Boys”, and “Baggin’ Saggin’ Barry” were extremely popular among kids during those times. Therefore, ‘All That’ is definitely bound to turn some heads this time as well. So we would not be surprised if it gets another renewal soon enough. And if that happens, we can expect ‘All That’ season 2 to premiere sometime during the summer of next year, i.e., June 2020. However, this prediction is only as per our best guess, speculated on the basis of the show’s original run. We shall update this section with more concrete news as and when we learn more.
All That Trailer:
Nickelodeon has released the official trailer for ‘All That’ Season 1. You can check it out below to understand what the show is all about.
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