The ’90s are making a comeback this fall, at least on TV.
Can’t wait for Uncle Jesse to return on “Fuller House”? Starting Tuesday, you can catch John Stamos as part of another unconventional family on Fox’s “Grandfathered.” Kevin from “Wonder Years” is all grown up, and Fred Savage can be seen as a lawyer on the network’s “The Grinder.”
Calista Flockhart is going from neurotic lawyer “Ally McBeal” to “Supergirl’s” boss on CBS, and Katey Sagal transforms from “Married With Children’s” Peggy to a mysterious mystic on AMC’s “The Bastard Executioner.”
In the 2015-16 TV season, the nostalgia factor will be ramped up, because more than a few stars you grew up with in the ’90s are returning to the small screen, headlining high-profile dramas and comedies across broadcast, cable and streaming networks.
TheWrap highlights where you can find 9 of your favorite ’90s stars this season:
Then: Uncle Jesse on “Full House”
Now: He heads another unconventional family, as a lifelong bachelor whose life is turned upside down when he meets the son he never had (played by “Josh & Drake” alum Josh Peck) — who is already a father himself.
Then: The title character of “Ally McBeal,” a quirky lawyer with a complicated love life who sometimes talks to imaginary dancing babies.
Now: Giving feminism a modern makeover and coining the name “Supergirl” for CBS’ superhero drama about Superman’s cousin (Melissa Benoist).
Then: As Peggy Bundy, Katey Sagal was the embodiment of white trash and the matriarch of the most lovable yet repulsive TV family on “Married With Children.”
Now: As Annora of the Alders, Sagal plays a mysterious, psychic who has ominous words for the titular “Bastard Executioner” in Kurt Sutter‘s “Sons of Anarchy” follow-up.
Then: He was the pint-size protagonist of the quintessential nostalgic drama “The Wonder Years.”
Now: He’s not a lawyer, but he plays one on TV — and he has to deal with an actor (Rob Lowe) who thinks he can be a real lawyer on Fox’s “The Grinder.”
Then: The classic ’80s heartthrob went on to play the pinnacle of political idealism on Aaron Sorkin‘s “The West Wing.”
Now: He shows off a more narcissistic side as an actor who played a lawyer on screen and now thinks he can do it in real life, on Fox’s “The Grinder.”
Then: Army nurse Collean McMurphy for four seasons on “China Beach,” which ran on ABC from 1988-1991.
Now: The wife of a corrupt judge (Ron Perlman) who believes he’s been contacted by God in order to deliver vigilante justice.
Jamie Lee Curtis
Then: As the ultimate scream queen in the “Halloween” franchise, Curtis was a huge star whose credits also included everything from “True Lies” to the short-lived “Anything But Love” opposite Richard Lewis.
Now: She mentors a new generation of “Scream Queens” on Ryan Murphy‘s new Fox horror-comedy, as Dean Cathy Munsch, who oversees a college campus on which a masked serial killer is wreaking havoc.
Then: The incredibly horny foreign exchange student Fez on Fox’s “That ’70s Show,” which ran from 1998 to 2006.
Now: Valderrama is back at Fox, playing Detective Will Blake, the cocky ex-love interest of Meagan Good‘s cop on “Minority Report.”
Then: One of the most popular stars of the ’90s, Snipes appeared in movies like “White Man Can’t Jump,” “Demolition Man,” “Passenger 57” and “Waiting to Exhale.”
Now: He plays the “unusual” pit boss in NBC’s “The Player,” about a former sniper turned private security expert in Las Vegas.
Then: Ex-baseball player and recovering alcoholic bar owner Sam Malone, at the place where everyone knew your name, on NBC’s long-running sitcom “Cheers” (1982-1993).
Now: Danson goes grizzled to play Hank Larsson, a small town sherriff in 1970s Minnesota who’s dealing with a sick daughter and a suddenly violent crime streak, on the second season of FX’s “Fargo.”
Then: The preppiest upper middle class white teenager ever on NBC Saturday morning teen sitcom “Saved By the Bell” (1989-1993).
Now: The token white guy in a diverse group of friends, Gosselaar returns to NBC with “Truth Be Told,” opposite Tone Bell, Vanessa Lachey and Bresha Webb.