Could A ‘That ‘70s Show’ Reunion Happen? One Of The Show’s Former Stars Has Spoken Out About The Possibility
If you would be so kind, please imagine there is a Nerf ball within arm's reach. Now, imagine that you pick up that Nerf ball and gently toss it in the air. The Nerf ball lands on the Full House reboot. You retrieve the Nerf ball and toss it up in the air again, and it lands on the Gilmore Girls reboot. You toss the Nerf ball up in the air again, and it lands on the Good Burger reunion. You do this for hours, and every time you gently chuck it up in the air, the Nerf ball lands on a TV show reunion or a reboot or a reup. It's exactly as the old saying goes: You cannot throw a Nerf ball without hitting a TV show reunion. However, you notice that the Nerf ball never once lands on an official That '70s Show reunion event. Why is that? Because an official That '70s Show reunion will probably never come to be.
(And when I say "reunion," I'm not talking about a few former costars snapping selfies when they run into each other at Gelson's. I'm talking about an everyone-is-back-in-character-and-on-set-and-filming-new-scenes-revival. Don't get me wrong— those pics of That '70s Show alumni hanging out at a taping of The Ranch are delightful, but that's not an everyone-is-back-in-character-reunion.)
In a recent interview with People, actor Wilmer Valderrama said that he and his beloved That ‘70s Show character have gone their separate ways for good. His exact words: “Fez will never happen again.” And as far as I'm concerned, if Fez never happens again, an official That '70s Show reunion special cannot happen again. Because a Fez-less That '70s Show reunion is not a real That '70s Show reunion. Period.
It's not like anyone should've had their hopes up anyway: Back in April, Danny Masterson and Ashton Kutcher told Entertainment Weekly that while they're always down to kick it with their That '70s Show cast mates (Masterson said most of 'em "see each other several times a month anyway"), they aren't interested in reviving the actual series.
"That ’70s Show is a nostalgic show," Kutcher told EW. "I think it was nostalgic as it was being made, and now it’s nostalgic for a different reason. And I just don’t know that anything that we’re going to do that would be new would be better than what we did. And when you run that risk, I think it’s better to leave things alone.”
Kutcher and Masterson's remarks echo what Topher Grace said in a Nov. 2015 interview with HuffPo Live: When asked whether or not a show reunion was in the patchouli-soaked cards, Eric Forman said, "Probably not! Everyone seems really busy!”
Could the cast change their minds one day? I mean, who am I to say? Anything's possible. But for now: