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Rocko’s Modern Life is returning to TV with a new special

We’re so excited, we’re nauseous


Nickleodeon is bringing back Rocko’s Modern Life, one of its first original cartoons, nearly 20 years after the show ended. A one-hour TV special based on the irreverent, slice-of-life comedy is currently in development, according to Entertainment Weekly.

There are few other details about the return of Rocko’s, including when it will air and if it will reunite the series’ voice actors. Creator Joe Murray will co-direct, however, and he told Entertainment Weekly that the film will "comment on modern life in the 21st century."

Back in the 20th century, Rocko’s Modern Life represented a middle ground in its Nicktoon cohort of the adult-skewing Ren and Stimpy and the slow-paced Doug. Over 65 episodes from 1993-1996, Rocko dealt with absurd inventions, angry neighbors and his job at the comic book store. It’s not clear how these 11-minute adventures will lend themselves to a one-hour special, but Nickelodeon will have more to say in the coming months.

This is the third nostalgic project in development at Nickelodeon. A film that’s set to debut in November 2017 based on Hey Arnold! will finally conclude that series, and a live-action movie based on the game show Legends of the Hidden Temple will premiere this fall.

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