To compete with Freeform replaying old Disney Channel favorites, The Splat, Teen Nick’s late-night programming block that shows old favorites, including Hey Arnold, Rugrats, All That and Clarissa Explains It All, is adding another show to its already extensive show list. According to Entertainment Weekly, The Amanda Show, the spinoff of All That, is going to be added to the schedule beginning on June 10.
Bring in the dancing lobsters!
The Amanda Show started in 1999 on Nickelodeon and was created by Dan Schneider, who went on to create other hit Nickelodeon shows, including Drake and Josh, iCarly and Victorious. The show was designed as a comedy sketch series that took place in a fictional world where the actors were characters on a show. Amanda Bynes was a main cast member on the show and other cast members included Drake Bell and Josh Peck, who later on went to star in Schneider’s Drake and Josh once The Amanda Show ended.
The show featured many different recurring sketches throughout its run, including spoofs of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (entitled So You Want To Win Five Dollars) and Judge Judy, which was called Judge Trudy on the show, and featured Bynes portraying Judy Trudy, a teen judge who would always rule in favor of the children and would have dancing lobsters appear at the end of the sketch.
Other segments included The Girls’ Room, which was a television show that took place in the girls bathroom of a school.
The show also featured the character of Penelope Taynt (Bynes), a superfan of Amanda Bynes who always wanted to meet her and would try to sneak on set and ask for her by saying “Amanda, please.” But because the two were played by the same person, they’d never get to meet in real life.
Since The Amanda Show ended in 2002, Bynes has continued acting and appeared in The WB’s What I Like About You with Jennie Garth and in numerous films, including teen movies She’s The Man, Sydney White and Easy A before announcing she was retiring from acting.
Teen Nick introducing The Splat as part of their nighttime programming isn’t something new. Last May, Freeform started airing early-2000s Disney Channel favorites, including Lizzie McGuire, That’s So Raven and Kim Possible as a way for viewers to watch some of their old shows.
Disney Channel also got in on the action as it airs old shows and movies Wednesday nights starting at midnight and also is having a Disney Channel Original Movie Marathon to celebrate the airing of their 100th DCOM.
The Amanda Show will first air on The Splat June 10 from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will also be episodes that air on June 11 and June 12 at the same times.