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Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Had A Very Good Reason For Joining That '90s Show

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis both got their starts in Hollywood as main cast members on the popular Fox sitcom "That '70s Show." Running from 1998 to 2006, the series followed a group of teenagers living in Point Place, Wisconsin, in the '70s. Among the central cast members, Kutcher and Kunis played Kelso and Jackie, respectively, who started out in the series as a couple.

"That '70s Show" is a beloved series for many fans, so it's no surprise that it has become one of the many older shows that is now getting some sort of revival. In October of 2021, Netflix announced that it would be producing a spin-off series. The upcoming show, titled "That '90s Show," will focus on a new set of teens, but it will also feature two of the original stars: Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who played Eric's parents, Red and Kitty (via Entertainment Weekly). Further, two of the original show's creators, Bonnie Turner and Terry Turner, are executive producing and writing the spin-off with their daughter Lindsey Turner.

In April, it was also announced that five of the six actors who played the original teens — Kutcher, Kunis, and Grace, alongside Laura Prepon and Wilmer Valderrama — will be returning for guest appearances in "That '90s Show" (via TV Insider). Fans are undoubtedly excited to see the original cast reprise the characters, but is the original cast just as excited? Here's what Kutcher had to say about why he returned for the spin-off series.

Kutcher says he and Kunis owe their careers to That '70s Show

On the red carpet for his upcoming film, "Vengeance," Ashton Kutcher talked to Variety about his and Kunis' decision to partake in "That '90s Show" and what the experience of returning to the set for the new show has been like. Kutcher began, "It was really nostalgic to be back on the set. It's all the same folks that made 'That '70s Show,' so it was pretty bizarre."

Kutcher also discussed how he and Kunis came to the decision to make their guest appearances, noting that it came down to the fact that they owe their career successes to their breakout roles on the sitcom. The actor said, "Mila and I were contemplating it. 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." Kutcher then elaborated on what fans can expect of the new series, declaring that it's funny and that the cast is fantastic.

After more than 15 years off the air, we're sure fans can't wait to see Kelso and Jackie — along with the rest of the gang — show up in "That '90s Show." The release date for the spin-off series has not yet been announced.