That '90s Show: episodes, how to watch and everything we know about the comedy

Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp in That '90s Show
Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are back as the Formans in That '90s Show (Image credit: Patrick Wymore/Netflix)

It's crazy to think we're ready to look back on the '90s like we once once did the '70s, but if you needed any better proof that's the case, That '70s Show is getting a sequel series that, unsurprisingly, is titled That '90s Show. Netflix is behind the new series that heads back to Wisconsin and the Forman household.

That '70s Show premiered in 1998 and ran for eight seasons. It served as the star making series for Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Mila Kunis, Wilmer Valderrama, Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher, while also starring Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp.

Who from the original series is back and who are the newbies? Here is everything you need to know about That '90s Show.

How to watch That '90s Show

That '90s Show is now available to stream on Netflix. All 10 episodes are on the streaming platform, so you can watch at your own pace.

As a Netflix original series, you must be a Netflix subscriber if you want to watch That '90s Show. There are multiple subscription plans available for potential subscribers to chose from, including a Netflix with Ads plan for a cheaper alternative.

That '90s Show plot

That '70s Show centered around Eric Forman and his friends and how they annoyed Eric's dad, Red. Well, That '90s Show sees a new generation tackle things. Here is the official synopsis for That '90s Show:

"Hello, Wisconsin! It's 1995 and Leia Forman, daughter of Eric and Donna, is visiting her grandparents for the summer, where she bonds with a new generation of Point Place kids under the watchful eye of Kitty and the stern glare of Red. Sex, drugs and rock 'n roll never dies, it just changes clothes." 

That '90s Show episodes

Here is the synopsis for each of That '90s Shows first 10 episodes:

That '90s Show episode 1, "That '90s Pilot"
"Donna and Eric spend the Fourth of July at his parents' house in Point Place, where their daughter Leia makes an impression on the other teens in town."

That '90s Show episode 2, "Free Leia"
"Eager to impress her friends, Leia goes on a quest to find the perfect flick for movie night. Kitty and Red get to know their new neighbor, Sherri."

That '90s Show episode 3, "Lip Smackers"
"After Sherri dishes about her date, Kitty steps in to help her break things off with her beau. A never-been-kissed Leida decides it's time to pucker up."

That '90s Show episode 4, "Rave"
"Jay and Leia are crushing on each other, but who will make the first move? Meanwhile, Ozzie's plans for the gang to go to a rave in Milwaukee backfire."

That '90s Show episode 5, "Step by Step"
"Ozzie's efforts to set up Kitty's new computer put Leia in an awkward position. An ad for a free jacuzzi lands Nate and Jay in hot water."

That '90s Show episode 6, "The Birthday Girl"
"Leia forges ahead with her 15th birthday party, inspired by Beverly Hills 90210. Red finds himself in a competition to get Leia the perfect gift."

That '90s Show episode 7, "Boyfriend Day One"
"Trying to prove to Red he can be responsible, Jay agrees to run an errand that doesn't quite go as planned. Nikki's tutor makes Nate jealous."

That '90s Show episode 8, "Summer Storm"
"A rainy day gives Kitty a chance to declutter, but chaos ensues when she clears out the kids' special stash. Leis asks Nikki for relationship advice."

That '90s Show episode 9, "Dirty Double Booker"
"With the clock ticking on her summer in Point Place, Leia feels torn about who to spend her time with. Kitty considers starting a new job."

That '90s Show episode 10, "Kids in America"
"As Sherri deals with her landlord, Leia's last day in town gets complicated after Jay expresses doubts about a long-distance relationship."

That '90s Show trailer

After the previously released teaser trailer, the official That '90s Show trailer has arrived, giving fans their best look yet at the sequel series. While Kitty is excited to have young kids around the house again, Red certainly is not. Plus, we get looks at other returning That '70s show cast members and previews of the new characters' relationships. Watch the trailer directly below:

Watch the teaser trailer right here:

That '90s Show cast

The older generation meets the new generation as the many members of the That '70s Show cast are set to reprise their roles in That '90s Show.

Starting off, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp are back as Red and Kitty Forman, now fulfilling the role of grandparents. The rest of the main cast from the original series — Topher Grace (Eric), Laura Pepron (Donna), Mila Kunis (Jackie), Wilmer Valderrama (Fez) and Ashton Kutcher (Kelso) —  are set to make special guest appearances. Danny Masterson is the lone member of the principal That '70s Show cast not expected to appear, stemming from legal allegations against him.

Tommy Chong, who played Leo in the original series, is also reprising his role in That '90s Show. He told Variety about what it was like returning to set. "The minute Kitty knocked on the door and I opened the door and it was her, it could have been yesterday," Chong said.

As for the new generation of teenagers living it up in Point Place, Wis., Callie Haverda (Shut Eye) stars as Leia Forman. Her young co-stars include Ashley Aufderheide (Preacher), Mace Coronel (Colin in Black & White), Maxwell Acee Donovan (Gabby Duran & The Unsittables), Reyn Doi (Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar) and Sam Morelos, making her TV debut.

Get more info on the That '90s Show cast here.

Valderrama gave fans a teaser on the upcoming series, sharing a photo of a script on his Instagram account:

Kutcher also spoke about returning for the spinoff to Variety, sharing that what the original show did for both him and his wife, Kunis, was a big reason why they decided to return.

"Mila and I were contemplating it," Kutcher told Variety at the premiere of his new movie Vengeance. "We thought, 'Listen, we're only in the position that we're in because of that show, so let's just go back and do this. We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun."

Here are some pictures featuring the That '90s Show cast.

How to watch That '70s Show

If you want to enjoy the original That '70s Show, you’re going to have to fork over a little money. Even though That '90s Show is a Netflix original series, its predecessor is not available on Netflix. Instead, the only way it appears you can watch old episodes is by purchasing individual episodes or entire seasons of the show via Prime Video

That '90s Show season 2

Good news fans, the series is coming back for a second season. While we don't have a release date, we do know that Netflix has given it the green light according to Deadline

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