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A revival series of Rugrats was announced on July 16, 2018. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was officially confirmed that Nickelodeon had ordered 26 episodes of a revival series executive produced by Klasky, Csupo, and Germain, as well as a live-action/CGI hybrid feature movie from Paramount Pictures scheduled to be released on January 29, 2021 (later it's cancelled as of November 12, 2019). Nickelodeon confirmed on Instagram that the new series would also premiere in 2020.
The Rugrats revival arrives as the kids-focused cable network finds itself in new territory after 30-year-plus Viacom veteran Cyma Zarghami exited her post as president of the Nickelodeon Group. Sarah Levy is running the brand in the interim, as a replacement has not yet been determined. Nickelodeon, once the promised land for youth programming, has lost its perch as fellow cable (Disney Channel) and streaming outlets (Netflix, Apple) have entered the kids' programming space, driving up the price and demand for content. To compete, Nickelodeon, like other high-end scripted destinations, is leaning on reboots and spinoffs to compete and cut through the cluttered landscape. Rugrats joins other recently revived projects at Nickelodeon including Hey Arnold!, Double Dare, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Blue's Clues, Rocko's Modern Life, Avatar: The Last Airbender, All That, Dora the Explorer, and Invader Zim.
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