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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 (which was later cancelled as of November 12, 2019). Nickelodeon confirmed on Instagram that the new series would also premiere in 2020, later it moved to 2021.
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, Figure It Out, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Blue's Clues, Rocko's Modern Life, Avatar: The Last Airbender, All That, Dora the Explorer, Invader Zim and Are You Afraid of the Dark?.
On May 13, 2020, Vanity Fair confirmed that Nancy Cartwright would reprise her role as Chuckie Finster. Vanity Fair also revealed that the show would start airing in Fall 2020. On May 14, 2020, it was announced that the series revival is delayed until 2021.
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