A lot has changed in the 27 years since Nickelodeon’s hit sketch show You Can’t Do That On Television went off the air in 1990, and much of what one could not do on television in the 1980s is now commonplace. Nevertheless, the fact that a man has already engaged in an eating contest with a bear on television, and therefore all bets are off, will not stop producer Jimmy Fox, who is intent on bringing back You Can’t Do That On Television for a new generation. Fox has teamed up with series creator Roger Price and his Penny Arcade Studios for the revived series, which will expand beyond the original sketch format to include “musical performances, celebrity cameos and interactive elements across multiple platforms,” according to a press release. And slime. Don’t forget the slime.
The new You Can’t Do That on Television has yet to announce a network or release date, but is being produced by Fox and Main Event Media (a division of All3Media America), the company behind everything from E!’s The Arrangement to CNN’s United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell.