‘That 90s Show’ Season 2: Netflix Release Date, Trailer, & Everything We Know

We're returning to Point Place for the first batch of new episodes in June 2024.

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After a longer wait than initially planned, That 90s Show is about to return for two additional parts throughout 2024, with the first batch of episodes dropping on June 27th and the second on October 24th. Here’s an updated guide to everything we know about the second season of That ’90s Show.

For those that missed it, That ’90s Show is a Netflix Original sitcom released in January 2023. It’s a sequel to the series That ’70s Show. The series was directed by Gail Mancuso and written by creators Gregg Mettler, Bonnie Turner, Lindsey Turner, and Terry Turner. Casey-Werner is the production company behind the series, with Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner listed as two of eleven executive producers.

Let’s kick off with our big preview for That 90s Show season 2 with the first look trailer released on June 4th, 2024:

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Netflix Official Renewal Status: Renewed

On February 3rd, 2023, Netflix confirmed that the series would return for future episodes.

The second season order consists of 16 new episodes. It’s unclear whether these will be split into multiple parts, but this is something we’ve seen happen with a number of Netflix shows in this same genre in the past, whether that’s The Upshaws or Fuller House in its later seasons.

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Renewal poster for That 90s Show

Bonnie and Terry Turner, in a statement, said, “We here in Point Place are thrilled that we’re doing a second season. We’d like to thank all of the fans old and new for tuning in. We’re truly grateful.” adding, “Going to Point Place last season was a real treat for all of us. We’re thrilled to return.”

“All of us at That ‘90s Show were beyond excited by the warm, enthusiastic response to our first season. We can’t wait to return to Point Place for another summer of laughs and surprises. Hello 1996!” said Gregg Mettler, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer.

How well did That ’90s Show perform on Netflix?

So, how well did the show perform? Let’s dive into some of the stats.

We’ll begin with Netflix’s official top 10s, released every Tuesday, giving us 40 hourly data points for its biggest shows and movies split into English and non-English languages.

The show featured in the global top 10s for a total of three weeks, picking up 48.22 million hours watched between January 15th and February 5th:

Week Period Hours Viewed(M) Rank Week in Top 10
January 15th, 2023 to January 22nd, 2023 41,080,000 5 1
January 22nd, 2023 to January 29th, 2023 26,250,000 (-36%) 4 2
January 29th, 2023 to February 5th, 2023 9,370,000 (-64%) 8 3

While the numbers aren’t as high as other Netflix shows and won’t be getting close to the overall top 10 of all time (the shorter runtime works against it), it has been one of the better-performing sitcoms in recent years. The series picked up more hours than the likes of Blockbuster, The Upshaws, and Mo, with a couple of those having never featured in the Netflix top 10s, and in the case of the latter two, they have both been renewed.

Regarding CVE (as we covered in our January 25th top 10 reports), the show launched with the same viewership as Resident Evil or The Imperfects. This isn’t a perfect comparison, given both shows are in different genres and, most importantly, different budget categories. Headed into week 2, the show was trending above canceled series Archive 81, First Kill, and Partner Track but slightly behind Resident Evil.

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That 90s Show CVE Viewership in Week 2 – Picture: Netflix & Chiffres.

Looking at the raw top 10s, we can see where the show is performing and where it’s not. The show is naturally performing best in the United States and Canada but is also picking up a big batch of points in the Nordics, South Africa, and Australia.

Below, you can see the points it managed to pick up in the top 10s since its debut on January 19th and the heatmap of where the show has picked up the most points.

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Raw top 10s on Netflix for That 90s Show – Picture: FlixPatrol

When will That 90s Show Season 2 be on Netflix?

Through their Next on Netflix event, Netflix unveiled their 2024 lineup and revealed that That 90s Show will return this summer. An exact release date hasn’t been given, but season 2 will arrive between July and September 2024.

It was then at the Netflix is a Joke Festival that Netflix confirmed the two-part release planned:

  • Part 2 of That 90s Show will premiere on June 27th, 2024
  • Part 3 will premiere on October 24th, 2024

In addition to the release dates, Netflix unveiled a bunch of first-look photos for the upcoming season:

Why has there been such a long wait?

Filming was originally due from May 26th, 2023, to the end of September 2023. Free tickets to be in the audience were available on the website Iota, with filming scheduled to occur between late May and late September 2023.

As you may have heard, however, the WGA, which represents the writers, went on strike in May 2023 with an update to the ticket site (h/t @JosephN24922691) stating that “Production will resume after the WGA Strike,” adding, “Future taping dates will be updated here once available.”

In July 2023, SAG-AFTRA began a strike against Hollywood companies, including Netflix. This meant that both strikes needed to be resolved before production could begin on That 90s Show season 2.

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Filming delay for That 90s Show

Production eventually resumed in late 2023 after the strikes were resolved.

What to expect from That ’90s Show season 2 on Netflix?

First up, let’s begin with a brand new synopsis for the second season of That 90s Show:

“Hello Wisconsin! The school year took forever, but now it’s the summer of 1996 and Leia Forman is back in the basement with her Point Place friends for more hook-ups, break-ups and as much trouble as they can fit into three months. Kitty is thrilled, but unfortunately for Red the Forman house still smells like teen spirit.”

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Cr. Patrick Wymore/Netflix © 2022

When will Leia go back to Point Place?

Leia and her parents live in Chicago, but the drive from the city to Point Place takes a few hours. This means for Leia to spend any significant time at Point Place, she will need to wait until Christmas, Spring Break, or Summer Vacation. The ’90s went through many different trends, so lots can change each time Leia visits.

In an interview with Collider, Reyn Doi said he thinks the plan would be for future seasons to be set each summer, saying “I think their plan was to do it every season in the summer. I think they [The Turners] said that in the interview.”

Leia x Jay x Nate x Nikki

In a surprising turn of events, just before Leia was due to leave Point Place, she almost shared a kiss with Nate, Jay’s best friend and Nikki’s boyfriend. However, Gwen, Nate’s sister, walked in on the pair before anything happened.

Extremely confused by what just happened, Leia and Nate haven’t fully addressed the implications of how their complicated new feelings will change the group dynamic. With a lot of time to pass between the next time we see Leia at Point Place, this will give her plenty of time to decide whether or not she wants to be with Jay or risk hurting Nikki to try and be with Nate.

At the very least, on an emotional level, Leia and Nate are a much better match for each other than their current significant others.

Speaking to Distractify, Callie Haverda (Leia in the show) said her character would be more confident in season 2, saying:

“I think she’ll kind of move out of her comfort zone with the things that Gwen taught her and we’ll probably see her come back as a more confident person as more like, sure of herself. She’s probably done even more new experiences, met new people while she was gone. Yeah, I’m really excited to see what happens with her, when she comes back.”

Red Rage, Kitty Delight

Even with Leia returning to Chicago, Kitty has said her friends can use the basement as much as they want while she’s away, much to Red’s horror. Having survived a generation of basement-dwelling “dumbasses,” he now faces a brand new generation,

Having escaped the dumbasses of his basement, Red now faces a brand new generation of basement dwellers. We can’t wait to see the new basement dwellers’ effect on Red while Leia is away. Meanwhile, Kitty will be more than in her element as she acts like a surrogate grandmother for all of Leia’s friends.

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Will we see more of Eric?

In the first season, we saw a lot more of Donna than Eric. However, this was because Eric spent a large amount of summer at camp. Perhaps next season, we’ll see more of Eric as he attempts to bond with his teenage daughter.

Who can we expect to see in the second season of That 90s Show?

We would expect the majority of the cast to return for the second season;

  • Callie Haverda as Leia
  • Kurtwood Smith as Red
  • Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty
  • Mace Coronel as Jay
  • Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen
  • Sam Morelos as Nikki
  • Reyn Doi as Ozzie
  • Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate

At the Netflix is a Joke Festival, Netflix confirmed which guest stars would be featured this season.

The returning guest list includes:

  • Don Stark as Bob Pinciotti
  • Laura Prepon as Donna Pinciotti
  • Andrea Anders as Sherri Runck
  • Tommy Chong will return as Leo

Guest stars featuring in the Netflix series for the first time but featured in That 70s Show include:

  • Will Forte will return as Kiefer
  • Seth Green will reprise his role of Mitch Miller
  • Wayne Knight will play Bruce in the new series but originally played the character of Angel.

Finally, brand new guest appearances for That 90s Show include:

  • Lisa Loeb will play herself in episode 2.
  • Carmen Electra will play herself in episode 4
  • Matt Rife will play an airline pilot, Travis, in episode 8
  • Kadeem Hardison will play Marcus in episode 6

Why Isn’t That ’70s Show on Netflix?

Once the third most-watched sitcom on Netflix, That ’70s Show left the platform globally in September 2020. After a two-year wait, it was finally revealed in August 2022 that the sitcom had found a new streaming home, Peacock.

By the time it was announced That ’70s Show was moving to Peacock, Netflix had already been working on That ’90s Show for ten months, and filming was still ongoing.

It’s confusing that Casey-Werner, the owner of That ’70s Show, allowed Peacock to purchase the streaming rights for three years when they were working on the sequel to the same series with Netflix. We’re not sure what the reasons behind the decision are, but regardless, Netflix should have thrown the kitchen sink at Casey-Werner to win the streaming rights back for That ’70s Show.

So, as it stands in the US, Netflix subscribers will need a subscription to Peacock to stream That ’70s Show.

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That 70s Show

Are you looking forward to the second season of That ’90s Show? Let us know in the comments below.

Note: This article contains contributions from Jacob Robinson.

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 Poster Netflix Synopsis: "Kitty and Red Forman welcome a new generation of teenagers into their basement when their granddaughter Leia decides to spend her summer in Wisconsin."

Rating: TV-14
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cast: Debra Jo Rupp, Kurtwood Smith, Callie Haverda, Ashley Aufderheide, Mace Coronel, Reyn Doi
Season Additions:
  • - Season 1 was added to Netflix on January 19th, 2023