Ashton Kutcher Wants New Series To Go On For A Ridiculous Amount Of Time

Ashton Kutcher wants That 90's Show to be on the air for 10 years.

By Sean Thiessen | Published

The cast of That 90’s Show

That 70’s Show was a breakout hit for Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, Topher Grace, and Laura Prepon. After his cameo appearance on the Netflix sequel series That 90’s Show, Kutcher revealed his hope for the new series and its cast, telling E! News, “I hope those kids have 10 seasons of that show.” The optimistic hope from Ashton Kutcher for the cast of That 90’s Show was as nostalgic as the show itself. 

Ashton Kutcher and his cast mates owe much of their success to the eight season run of That 70’s Show. It is that indebtedness that drove Kutcher and his wife, Mila Kunis, to reprise their roles as Michael Kelso and Jackie Burkhart. Before Ashton Kutcher had read a word of That 90’s Show, Mila Kunis told her husband, “‘You know, we owe our entire careers to this show…It doesn’t matter what the script is, we’re doing it.’”

And do it they did. Ashton Kutcher spoke to E! News about the joy he had returning to the iconic sets on which his career began, and expressed his love for the cast that he grew up with. In particular, Ashton Kutcher had the delight of reuniting with Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp, who reprise their roles as Red and Kitty Foreman on That 90’s Show.

But Ashton Kutcher and his high school friends are not the stars of That 90’s Show. The new series focuses on a new generation hanging out in the basement. At the center is Leia Forman, played by Callie Haverda, the daughter of That 70’s Show’s Eric and Donna; she is joined by Kelso and Jackie’s son, Jay Kelso, played by Mace Coronel, Ashley Aufderheide as Gwen Runck, Reyn Doi as Ozzie, Sam Morelos as Nikki, and Maxwell Acee Donovan as Nate.

Debra Jo Rupp and Callie Haverda in That 90’s Show

For many, That 90’s Show lacks the heart and laughs of its predecessor. Many attribute the show’s shortcomings to its low episode count, and hope that further character development will turn the show into a gem as it continues. The show has been praised for including a more diverse cast than That 70’s Show.

Two weeks after fans met the new cast and saw the return of Topher Grace, Laura Prepon, Ashton Kutcher, and Mila Kunis, That 90’s Show was renewed for a second season. The 16 episode order was an increase from the first season’s 10 episodes. Kutcher said he did not yet know if he will be asked back for the second season.

Ashton Kutcher will grab a place next to That 90’s Show on Netflix when his new romantic comedy hits the streamer on February 10, 2023. Your Place or Mine stars Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon as Peter and Debbie, longtime friends who trade spaces for a week, leaving Peter to care for Debbie’s son in LA while she relaxes at his place in New York. Things get sticky when Debbie meets someone in the city and Peter comes to grips with his long-repressed feelings for her.

Whether or not Ashton Kutcher returns to That 90’s Show remains to be seen, but for now, his career and the legacy that launched it will live on at Netflix.