It is now official that Leia Forman will be spending another summer in Point Place.
That ’90s Show was renewed for a second season on Netflix on Friday. The second season will have 16 episodes, up from the first season’s 10 episodes. The announcement comes just two weeks after the January 19 release of the sequel series.
“All of us at That ’90s Show were beyond excited by the warm, enthusiastic response to our first season,” series co-creator and showrunner Gregg Mettler said in a statement. “We can’t wait to return to Point Place for another summer of laughs and surprises. Hello 1996!”
Added That ’70s Show creators Bonnie and Terry Turner: “We here in Point Place realize you have many options for entertainment and we’re thrilled you chose us. We look forward to entertaining you for years to come. Buh-bye!”
That ’70s Show returns to Fox 15 years after the finale of the original series. According to the official logline, it is 1995, and Leia, played by Callie Haverda, the daughter of Eric and Donna, is “visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids” — Ashley Aufderheide’s Gwen, Mace Coronel’s Jay, Maxwell Acee Donovan’s Nate, Reyn Doi’s Ozzie, and Sam Morelos’ Nikki — “under
Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp play Kitty and Red Forman in the original series. In Season 1, Topher Grace (as Eric), Laura Prepon (as Donna), Wilmer Valderrama (as Fez), Mila Kunis (as Jackie), Ashton Kutcher (as Kelso), Don Stark (as Bob), and Tommy Chong (as Leo) all made guest appearances.
Dave Nemetz of TVLine gave the sequel series a “D+,” and readers gave it an average “C+.”