Good news for ‘Salute Your Shorts’? Nickelodeon considering revival of classic shows

Nickelodeon, the network responsible for shows like Salute Your Shorts, Hey Dude! and The Adventures of Pete and Pete is reportedly considering bringing back some of its classic shows.

“We are looking at our library to bring back ideas, shows that were loved, in a fresh new way,” Russell Hicks, president of content and development at Nickelodeon, said in an interview with Variety.

Hicks didn’t mention any specific programs by name so it’s not yet clear whether the favorite summer camp show from the early ’90s Salute Your Shorts would be included. Properties from the cable network’s heyday might be brought back as movies or one-off specials, not necessarily full series reboots like Netflix is doing with Fuller House and Disney Channel did with Girl Meets World.

Salute Your Shorts creator Steve Slavkin has said before that he would be interested in a reunion of the show that originated with a book he and Thomas Hill wrote and published in 1986 about their experiences at camp. Many of the actors from the series also seemed open to the idea when they gathered for a reunion at the Everything Is Festival in Portland back in May.

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at Tangzine.com and MatthewRalph.com. I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

2 Comments

  1. This would be A-M-A-Z-I-N-G if it happened! I’ve always wondered why SYS hasn’t gotten a DVD set yet when so many others have. All I have are old DVDs made from video tapes from off the TV. They didn’t contain every episode, and they are now so scratched up that they will only play on a computer (not DVD player). So let’s hope for the best!!!

    –Jen, idratherbeatsummercamp.com

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