February 27, 2019
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Two weeks ago it was announced that the 90s Nickelodeon fan favorite show, All That would be making a comeback in the form of a reboot with Kenan Thompson as the executive producer. But the question is, would it really be anything like the original if Kel Mitchell wasn’t a part of it in some way?
— Variety (@Variety) February 14, 2019
Earlier this month at the Writers Guild Awards, Thompson revealed, according to Page Six, how great it would be to have old castmates contribute to the new programming, even making it clear that his partner-in-crime would be a part: “Whoever’s down to come do it, we would love to have them in my opinion. I know Kel [Mitchell’s] coming back, and I remember working close [sic] with Josh Server as well. I think all the old cast members should come support the new cast members. That’s just how it should go.”
And thankfully, our prayers have been answered because Kel recently made the announcement that he, too, will be executive producing the new generation sketch comedy show. “We been talking about it. It’s going down, and we not gonna let ya’ll down,” he said in a Twitter video. Then, he flashed the camera to his former co-star who let us know, “It’s the truth, baby!”
It’s the truth!! #AllThat is back!! Get ready! Get Set! My bro @kenanthompson and I are about to take this to a whole new level! Now that’s All That! #blessedlife #Nickelodeon #kenanandkel #teamJesus #executiveproducers #allthatisback ??????? pic.twitter.com/X1xnzbvQ2E
— Kel Mitchell (@Iamkelmitchell) February 21, 2019
The two worked together on All That, which aired from 1994-2005, and ran simultaneously with their own spin-off, Kenan & Kel from 1996-2000. And you can’t forget about their infamous movie, “Good Burger,” which was basically a 90s cult comedy classic. In 2015, they reunited on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to showcase a revamped version of the movie:
According to Brian Robbins, president of the television network, the remake will be “a sort of mash-up of some of the old sketches and a lot of new sketches,” which will begin airing this summer.
Just last year, Kenan appeared on The Breakfast Club to dispel rumors that him and the father of two had beef between them, but stated it was work that caused distance in their relationship. Watch below (start at 23:20):
This isn’t the only reboot that’s in the works. Jordan Peele just put out the trailer for his remix of The Twilight Zone, and the revamped New York Undercover recently confirmed series originals Malik Yoba and Luna Lauren Velez to its cast.
TELL US: Are you excited to see Kenan and Kel working together again?