Why Topher Grace Would Definitely Do A That '70s Show Revival

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It may be hard to believe, but That '70s Show has been off the air for over a decade. With so many revivals and reboots returning to the air this year, it stands to reason that fans are hoping the Fox comedy joins the ever-growing ranks of series to be revisited. The good news is that original cast member Topher Grace is definitely not opposed to doing a revival of the show, saying:

I would do it for sure because that was a very wonderful time for us. We were all very close, having that experience every single day with each other. It was great to broadcast it out once a week, but, like, I'm still great friends with those guys. So the fact that someone would pay us to go [hang] out together. If someone said to you, "What if I got your whole high school class back together and you hung out for a year?" Yeah, I don't think it will happen. It would be so hard to bring that crew together. For me, I'd do it if no one ever saw it. Just 'cause it would be great to hang out with them for a week or something.

Now, this sounds really promising. That '70s Show ended in 2006 after eight seasons. Topher Grace left the show in its penultimate season with his character Eric moving to Africa to teach. He eventually returned for the series finale. Grace's response to THR about a potential reboot sounds promising. It sort of goes without saying that having a tight-knit cast has seemed to be one of the keys to having the original cast join in on a revival.

From what Topher Grace has said, that is one thing the cast of That '70s Show has down to exceptional levels. If the show were to do a reunion special or a full-blown revival that spanned multiple episodes it would be tricky for the show to maintain its original title. When the series ended, the characters were ringing in the first day of the 1980s. It would be interesting to see how the show finds a way to embrace the new decade.

There are certainly a lot of things fans may be curious to find out. For instance, did Eric and Donna stay together after their reunion in the series finale? And if so, did they ever get married? Are Jackie and Fez still together after their tumultuous road to get together? Those are just the romantic relationships. Is everyone still as good a friends or did they drift apart when disco died, and shoulder pads became all the rage?

Now is the perfect time to start answering these burning questions. Sitcom revivals have become one of the top trends on television with fans getting a chance to reconnect with their beloved characters. With ABC successfully bringing back Roseanne, NBC rebooting Will and Grace, and CBS set to revive Murphy Brown; it seems like it is Fox's turn to join in by bring back one of its most popular series. Time will tell if the network acts.

Don't wait for a potential That '70s Show revival to watch good television. For the new and returning shows set to arrive over the next few months, check out our guide to TV's summer premieres. To gain better insight into what to expect when summer ends, check out CinemaBlend's 2018 network TV rundown to find out which shows have been renewed and which ones have been cancelled.

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.