Let's turn our Amanda Bynes thoughts back to happier days, shall we? The days of The Amanda Show, Nickelodeon's Amanda Bynes–starring All That spinoff that ran from 1999 to 2002. Those three seasons' worth of episodes (74 in total) will now return to the network this Friday, June 10.
Asked if it was an easy choice to bring the show back, Nicktoons and TeenNick executive vice president Keith Dawkins told Refinery 29:
“I feel like that’s almost a rhetorical question, like you know the answer to that already. Just bringing great humor, great narrative, great storytelling to a generation of kids who wanted that at the time. I think that holds up today. ... People have kind of a short memory with history. A woman being funny, leading content, and being like The Carol Burnett Show is not a new idea. We forget about it. Women can lead content. Women can lead the charge.”
In addition to Bynes, The Amanda Show featured Drake Bell, Nancy Sullivan, Josh Peck and Johnny Kassir. It was created by Dan Schneider, who went on to do iCarly, Victorious and Drake & Josh. The reruns will appear during The Splat, the late-night block of programming known for its dedication to '90s NickToons classics.
Bynes, who turned 30 in April, publicly suffered hard times from 2012 to 2014, making headlines with arrests, tweet sprees and mental health hospitalizations. She has since directed her attention toward becoming a fashion designer.
Keep the nostalgia going with ta classic interview from the Fuse vault when Amanda stopped by our NYC studios with a fresh-faced Channing Tatum to promote their movie She's the Man: