Another That 70s Show Actor Is Heading To Netflix's The Ranch

That '70s Show was a consistently hilarious sitcom during its eight seasons on the air, and many of the young actors have gone on to prosperous careers in the years since. Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson reunited ten years after That '70s Show ended to star in a brand new Netflix series called The Ranch. Now, a third '70s Show star is set to join them on the show. Wilmer Valderrama will appear as a guest star on The Ranch in the very near future.

All ten episodes of the first half of The Ranch Season 1 debuted on Netflix in April, and the second half will be available on October 7. Wilmer Valderrama will show up in three of the next ten episodes. He'll play former ranch hand Umberto, who returns to the Iron River Ranch to reunite with his old pals Colt and Rooster. The three friends haven't been together in years, but EW indicates that they should still be able to get into as much trouble as they did when they were younger.

The Ranch reunion may not feature Kelso, Hyde, and Fez laughing it up in the Forman basement in a cloud of smoke, but the three That '70s Show alums back together should be worth plenty of laughs. News that Wilmer Valderrama will turn up on The Ranch is a nice payoff to the Instagram reunion featuring most of the main cast that actress Laura Prepon posted earlier this year. There was no promise that anybody other than Ashton Kutcher or Danny Masterson would appear on _The Ranch, _although we also saw photos of Mila Kunis visiting the set once. Still, it was enough of a tease for us to wonder.

Wilmer Valderrama's guest stint on The Ranch will mark a return to comedy for the actor. The last few years have seen him appear in genre and drama shows, including From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series, Minority Report, and Grey's Anatomy. His latest big project is CBS' NCIS, which he joined as a series regular in the wake of Michael Weatherly's departure. It should be fun to see him in a sitcom again after his more serious recent roles.

The Ranch seems to have been a hit for Netflix, although the streaming service unsurprisingly hasn't released any of its viewing numbers. A second season of the comedy was ordered shortly after the first kicked off in April. If we're lucky, we'll see more That 70s Show veterans turn up to join Ashton Kutcher and Danny Masterson. Wilmer Valderrama is definitely a good start. We'll have to wait and see if he adopts the same country accent as Kutcher and Masterson for his work on The Ranch.

Check out the second half of The Ranch Season 1 when it hits Netflix on Friday, October 7, and don't forget to take a look at our TV premiere schedule to see what else you can catch on the small screen this fall.

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