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Subject: That 80s Show!!!

Written By: MDC on 8/11/2001 at 7:43 a.m.

I was just reading on another forum that the creators of the popular That 70s Show are in negotiations to create a show set during the 80s! Read more below:

Friday August 10 09:09 PM EDT
Fox Goes, Like, Totally '80s?
You can almost hear "Tainted Love" playing in the background.
TV viewers who've grown comfortable with bell-bottoms and feathered hair may have to brace themselves for Jordache jeans, jelly bracelets and Flock of Seagulls--the creators of That '70s Show are developing a new Fox sitcom set in the Reagan-rrific early '80s.

Fox is close to making a 13-episode commitment to Carsey Werner Mandabach for the new ensemble series, which will debut either in midseason or fall 2002.

The as-yet-untitled show is the, like, totally radical brainchild of That '70s Show creators Bonnie Turner, Terry Turner and Mark Brazill and executive producer Linda Wallem. Fox is no doubt hoping to capitalize on the success of its '70s teen hit, but the new project will not be a direct spinoff, nor will it feature any of its cast members.

Just like That '70s Show, however, the new show will likely use the time warp to goof on '80s pop culture. (Quick, somebody dig up Crockett and Tubbs. We smell a cameo.)

A spokesman for Carsey Werner Mandabach said Friday that discussions with Fox are ongoing, but "nothing's been finalized."

Prior to That '70s Show, the Turners were writers for Saturday Night Live (news - Y! TV), then turned big-screen scribes for flicks like Wayne's World and Tommy Boy. Later, they created NBC's long-running alien comedy 3rd Rock From the Sun, as well as Fox's (very) short-lived John Goodman vehicle, Normal, Ohio.

With 3rd Rock now gone from the TV galaxy, the producers should have no problem splitting time between the '70s and '80s. (Just remember to adjust your watches accordingly.) That '70s Show, starring Topher Grace, Ashton Kutcher, Laura Prepon, Danny Masterson, Mila Kunis and Wilmer Valderrama, has been renewed through 2003 and kicks off its fourth season September 18.

Subject: Re: That 80s Show!!!

Written By: ChrisPC on 8/12/2001 at 5:32 p.m.

I've been wanting Fox to rename "That '70s Show" to "That '80s Show" soon, since they're already to 1979! If they create a whole new show, it'll be ok, but I would rather have the old one renamed, if not, it's going to get awkward and tired like late "Happy Days" episodes.

Subject: Re: That 80s Show!!!

Written By: Wicked Lester on 8/11/2001 at 10:25 a.m.

That would be, like, totally gnarley, dude!

Subject: Re: That 80s Show!!! *PIC*

Written By: VinceF on 8/14/2001 at 1:32 p.m.

I've not watched That 70's show but I would definitely watch That 80's show. I was a big fan of Freaks and Geeks when it was on (damn you, NBC!)... thankfully, I have all those episodes on tape... what a great show that was.

Subject: Re: That 80s Show!!!

Written By: Ally on 8/16/2001 at 3:35 a.m.

"That 70's Show" is going on it's last season this Fall. Producer's of the hit Fox show our
in talks about a spin off with two of the characters from "70's".

Subject: Re: That 80s Show!!!

Written By: ChrisPC on 8/16/2001 at 7:51 p.m.

Are you sure? I saw online that it keeps getting renewed, from what I hear it'll be on till 2003 or 2004.