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Netflix's That '90s Show Season 2 - Everything You Need To Know

In recent years, television has seen a number of remakes, reboots, and continuations of popular productions, from "How I Met Your Father" to Paramount's "Frasier." One such series that debuted in 2023 was "That 90s Show," a spin-off of the popular sitcom, "That 70s Show." 

Taking place in the summer of 1995, Leia Forman (Callie Haverda), the daughter of Eric and Donna (Topher Grace and Laura Prepon) from the parent series, visits her grandparents, Red (Kurtwood Smith) and Kitty (Debra Jo Rupp), in their familiar and loved Point Place home. Alongside her new friends Gwen, Nikki, Nate, Ozzie, and love interest Jay Kelso (Mace Coronel) — son of original series characters Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart (Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis) — Leia sets up shop in the Forman's basement and embarks on her own Wisconsin adventures. 

The first season aired on Netflix on January 19 and was met with positive reactions, as seen through its 71% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fortunately, fans haven't seen the last of Leia and her friends because "That 90s Show" has been renewed for a second season. Here's everything that you need to know before tuning in once again. 

When will That '90s Show Season 2 be released?

If you're wondering when you can return to the Forman basement, there is no definite answer as of yet. However, fans do have Kurtwood Smith's April 5 tweet to go off of. His pinned post features a photo of him and his on-screen wife, Debra Jo Rupp, in their chairs on set. He captioned the image, "We are almost ready...just missing one thing...you" and encouraged fans to check his bio for tickets via 1iota. According to the website, there will be 16 episodes, and the first audience taping of "That 90s Show" is slated for May 26, and will conclude on October 20.

Once filming is finished, fans who weren't at one of the tapings will have to wait until the season drops on Netflix. It is unlikely that it will air in the same year as the previous one, which means we probably won't see Leia and her buddies until 2024 at the earliest. 

What is the plot of That '90s Show Season 2?

It has been revealed that the next season of "That 90s Show" will take place in the summer of 1996, a year after the previous season. Variety reported that if the show continues, each adventure Leia has in Point Place will be during her summer vacation. Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger, when Leia almost kissed Nate (Maxwell Acee Donovan), despite the fact that he's dating Nikki (Sam Morelos). However, Gwen (Ashley Aufderheide) interrupted before anything could happen between the two. 

Though nothing went on between them, it is likely the second season will force Leia and Nate to see each other again, and as a result, explore their complicated relationship. However, because she also loves Jay, whom she dated briefly during the summer, fans will probably watch as she struggles over her feelings for her two friends, as well as the guilt over almost kissing Nikki's boyfriend. Just like the parent series, which had Eric Forman confront Hyde (Danny Masterson) over flirting with Donna, there is a high chance Nikki will find out about what happened, and there will definitely be some emotional scenes for fans to devour.

Who is in starring in That '90s Show Season 2?

"That 90s Show" Season 2 will see the return of characters from the previous season. We can expect Callie Haverda as Leia, Kurtwood Smith as Red, Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty, Mace Coronel as Jay, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen, Sam Morelos as Nikki, and Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate. 

Though fans get to see more of their favorite grandparents, it is likely other characters from "That 70s Show" will make cameos on "That '90s Show" in Season 2. This means we may get to see Topher Grace as Eric, Laura Prepon as Donna, Mila Kunis as Jackie, Ashton Kutcher as Kelso, and Wilmer Valderrama as Fez. Because Danny Masterson did not appear alongside his ex-co-stars in the first season, it is unlikely we will see Hyde this time around. In fact, due to his legal issues, the show will probably continue to not mention him or his whereabouts, leaving it up to the viewers' imaginations.