The Dream of the ’90s Is Alive on The Splat

Remember the golden years of Nickelodeon? You know, Tommy Pickles, orange blimps, Ren & Stimpy, Stick Stickly, gak? Well, just like No Doubt, the tattoo choker and Good Burger — thanks, Jimmy Fallon — ’90s Nick shows are making a comeback,

click to enlarge Classic Nickelodeon shows roll out on TeenNick Monday.
Classic Nickelodeon shows roll out on TeenNick Monday.

Remember the golden years of Nickelodeon? You know, Tommy Pickles, orange blimps, Ren & Stimpy, Stick Stickly, gak?

Well, just like No Doubt, the tattoo choker and Good Burger — thanks, Jimmy Fallon — ’90s Nick shows are making a comeback, too.

Taking full advantage of the cash cow that is Millennial nostalgia, The Splat takes over TeenNick nightly starting Monday, presenting a block ’90s (and early-’00s) programming from 10 p.m.-6 a.m. (there will also be content on apps and thesplat.com).

This means tons of ’toons like Aaahh!!! Real Monsters , The Angry Beavers , CatDog , Hey Arnold! , Rocko’s Modern Life and The Wild Thornberrys ; classic episodes of All That , Are You Afraid of the Dark? , Clarissa Explains It All and Legends Of The Hidden Temple ; even old-school commercials and promos from back in the day. Because you know you still want those Moon Shoes.

WEDNESDAY 30

Empire (9 p.m., Fox) –
Cookie sets out to start her own label; Hakeem charms a hot songstress; Lucious lays down a track from prison.

Modern Family (9 p.m., ABC) – Phil and Claire are super sad when Alex sneaks off to college and Luke wants to ditch Phil’s open house. Meanwhile, Mitch and Cam are overwhelmed by their new Airbnb tenants.

Blackish (9:30 p.m., ABC) – When a house in the neighborhood is burglarized, Dre and the family debate the merits of guns and other forms of self-defense.

THURSDAY 01

Benders (Series Premiere, 10 p.m., IFC) – Bro comedy on an ice rink.

Gigi Does It (Series Premiere, 10:30 p.m., IFC) – David Krumholtz in grandma drag.

FRIDAY 02

Dr. Ken (Series Premiere, 8:30 p.m., ABC) – Ken Jeong combines his real-life experience as a doctor (not just playing one in Knocked Up) and his penchant for comedy in this new sitcom.

SATURDAY 03

The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story (Premiere, 8 p.m., Lifetime) – Keep ’em coming, Lifetime.

Saturday Night Live (Season Premiere, 11:29 p.m., NBC) – SNL kicks off its 41st season with Miley Cyrus doing double duty as host and musical guest, meaning double the chance of nip slips.

SUNDAY 04

Fear the Walking Dead (Season Finale, 9 p.m., AMC) – The military moves out, the dead begin to gain numbers and our survivors work to keep their families — and bodies — from being ripped apart. And your prayers have been answered: a new episode of Talking Dead follows the finale.

The Leftovers (Season Premiere, 9 p.m., HBO) – Kevin, Norah and Jill — aka the new Garveys — and Matt and his wife Mary all relocate to Jarden, “Miracle,” Texas, the only known town with zero departures. The Murphys, a local family, deal with the influx of hopeful visitors and the mystery of being spared by the Great Departure.

Homeland (Season Premiere, 9 p.m., Showtime) – Like last season, this one opens with a totally fresh storyline and setting: Moving on from the CIA, Carrie now lives in Berlin with her daughter(!) and works security for a German philanthropist.

Project Greenlight (10 p.m., HBO) – The Farrelly brothers reconsider their participation after Pete and Effie’s fallout. Jason takes his concerns straight to Ben — much to Effie’s chagrin — and must decide between cutting shooting days and going digital. Elsewhere, the location hunt continues and the cast gathers for a table read.

TUESDAY 06

The Mindy Project (Hulu) – When Mindy brings baby Leo to work, she finds the newest doctor (Garret Dillahunt) isn’t really into babies. Or Mindy.


CONTACT JAC KERN: [email protected] or @jackern


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