The Splat set to premiere on October 5; lineup of shows announced


Starting October 5, fans of 1990s animated series broadcasted on Nickelodeon will be able to enjoy their beloved shows once again with The Splat.

According to Brian Steinberg of Variety, bringing back classic cartoons aims to increase viewership as the network’s ratings continue to drop due to children switching to video streaming services for their daily dose of entertainment. Moreover, with the many kinds of on-demand services offered online nowadays like Amazon and Netflix, TV channels have to think of better ways to regain significant losses and viewership.

To gear up for the release of The Splat, a website has been started complete with the hashtag #TheSplatIsComing. Different social media accounts have also been made available to fans who have accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Tumblr, Vine, and Pinterest.

The teaser posted on the YouTube channel of the initiative features classic cartoon characters from hit shows such as “The Rugrats,” “Hey Arnold,” and “CatDog.”

UPROXX listed all the shows that will be a part of The Splat including the following:

  • “All That”
  • “The Angry Beavers”
  • “Are You Afraid of the Dark? “
  • “CatDog”
  • “Clarissa Explains It All”
  • “Hey, Arnold! “
  • “Hey, Dude”
  • “Kenan & Kel”
  • “The Ren & Stimpy Show”
  • “Legends of the Hidden Temple”
  • “Rocko’s Modern Life”
  • “Rugrats”
  • “Salute Your Shorts”
  • “The Wild Thornberrys”

Aside from the 90s cartoons and TV shows, old Nickelodeon commercials and promotions will be aired as well. Newsweek reports that personalities like Kel Mitchell of “Kenan and Kel” will also make appearances. Different themes each week will likely be implemented by the program.

It will be a “multiscreen content destination…aggregating the most beloved Nick content from the 1990s and beyond” as said by Nickelodeon as reported by Newsweek in the same article.

Catch The Splat starting October 5, 2015 on TeenNick from 10 P.M. to 6 A.M.