The reboot game is essentially never ending as TV studios did into their backlog of old IPs to give new life in the modern era. For instance, Sabrina, The Teenage Witch is finding a new life on Netflix as a darker, horror-inspired look at the classic Archie Comics character. Melissa Joan Hart, who starred as Sabrina in the original series, has nothing to do what that project, so it’s a good thing that another of her 90’s sitcom roles is getting a revival. That’s right, Nickelodeon is considering a revival of Clarissa Explains It All.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nickelodeon is in discussions to bring back Clarissa Explains It All for a modern audience. The reboot would see Melissa Joan Hart reprise her role as Clarissa, but instead of being a young teenage girl, she’d be the mother of her own family. Series creator Mitchell Kriegman is also in talks to return to write and executive produce, while Hart would also be an executive producer. However, the two haven’t closed any deals just yet, so this isn’t quite official.
Clarissa Explains It All was a sitcom that ran on Nickelodeon for five seasons and a total of 65 episodes from 1991-1994. Melissa Joan Hart starred as Clarissa, a girl who talked directly to the camera as she dealt with high school, boy troubles, family, and all the other ailments of a teenager. The series also co-starred Jason Zimbler, Sean O’Neal, Elizabeth Hess and Joe O’Connor. The show is credited as being Nickelodeons first female-led series, and it led to similar programs such as The Secret World of Alex Mack.
This revival has been on the table for some time now, as Melissa Joan Hart has previously talked about the possibility of the show return. During the 25th anniversary of the show, she felt that there was a chance for the show to come back but that it depended on Nickelodeon and compared the potential to Fuller House.
If you’d like a snippet of what to expect from a new Clarissa Explains It All, here’s an old clip, that I felt was fairly topical given the current situation.
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