"That 70's Show" began its run on FOX in the late 90's and ran for 8 years, accumulating to 200 episodes. The program focused on a group of young adults, living in a suburban area of Wisconsin; going through ethical and ideological dilemmas, the group of teenagers aged as the progression of the series continued as well. Maturing and finding permanent places to stake their lives, the series concluded with most of the main characters finding careers and lasting relationships; which seemed like the driving force of the series, to see these young kids, traverse the hardships of maturity, and become fully developed adults.
The series ended in 2006, to where many fans of the series were expectant of "That 70's Show" to receive a new installment, assuming by the name of "That 80's Show". Now there is a television series "That 80's Show", but it was in no way related to "That 70's Show". Almost the entire cast of "That 70's Show" moved on to new projects, some in cinema, others on television series as well. The main focal point of the series was on the Forman Family, including Eric Forman(Topher Grace), Red Forman(Kurwood Smith), Kitty Forman(Debra Jo Rupp), as well as their friends and neighbors. Within the main cast, there was also the inclusion of Steven Hyde(Danny Masterson) Donna Pinciotti(Laura Prepon), Jackie Burkhart(Mila Kunis), and Michael Kelso(Ashton Kutcher) and Fez(Wilmer Valderrama), teenage friends to Eric Forman(Topher Grace).
After the main cast's time on "That 70's Show", their roles varied quite a bit, and some cast members have even gone on to have publicly acknowledged relationships with one another(i.e. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis). Here are some of the projects that the main cast of "That 70's Show" have worked on, or are currently working on.
Kurtwood Smith(Red Forman). After his time on "That 70's Show", Smith has done a variety of different projects. From being the voice behind some very popular animated television series, all the way up to Network television series like "House M.D." and "24" on the FOX network. Most recently Kurtwood Smith had a main role on the television series, Resurrection. On "Resurrection", Smith played Henry Langston, the father of a boy who'd drowned 20 years prior but had mysteriously been 'resurrected'. Now Kurtwood Smith is set to play the role of a doctor, by the name of 'Dr. Milton' in Amittyville: The Awakening(2017).
Debra Jo Rupp(Kitty Forman). For Debra Jo Rupp, the Hollywood lifestyle wasn't the way she wanted to go. Not to say that she's completely removed herself as an working actress in Hollywood but Jo Rupp has only worked on a few projects since her time on "That 70's Show". She's had more than a few minor roles in movies over the last 10 years, but nothing as pivotal as her character of 'Kitty Forman' on "That 70's Show". As of now, Debra Jo Rupp has just finished filming her role in the upcoming tv movie "Pearl", which is currently in post-production.
Danny Masterson(Steven Hyde). Masterson is also one to work on several different projects since his time on "That 70's Show". He had a supporting role in the film "Yes Man" with Jim Carrey, as well as a featured character on the TBS series "Men At Work". Masterson's most recent work has him on a film "Killing Winston Jones". It's not clear as to what his role in the film will be, as it in is post-production right now. His last completed work was in that of the television series, "The Ranch(2016)". On "The Ranch", Masterson is accompanied by "That 70's Show" alum, Ashton Kutcher as well.
Ashton Kutcher(Michael Kelso). After Kutcher's time on "That 70's Show", Kutcher most notably went on to become a replacement for Charlie Sheen's character on the television series, "Two and A Half Men" in the role of tech-genius, Walden Schmidt. As well as starring in multiple films, that weren't well received by most audiences, but Kutcher still managed to retain that Kutcher-esque signature in most of his projects, despite being directed in them. As previously mentioned, Kutcher's latest role was on that of Colt Bennet on "The Ranch" with his fellow "That 70's Show" alum, Danny Masterson. Kutcher also has an upcoming role in a new movie "The Long Home(2017)", directed by James Franco.
Laura Prepon(Donna Pinciotti). Laura Prepon is also one to have gone to work on several varying projects after her time on "That 70's Show". She's made several small appearances on some Network television series like "House M.D.", "Castle", and "Men at Work" with her fellow "That 70's Show" alum, Danny Masterson. Most recently, she was one of the pivotal characters on "Orange Is The New Black(2013)" Netflix series. Now she's slated to appear in an upcoming movie, "The Girl On The Train" with Emily Blunt and Luke Evans.
Mila Kunis(Jackie Burkhart). For Kunis, she's probably had the most titular roles in recent years. She's been known since before her time on "That 70's Show" as the voice actress behind 'Meg Griffin' on the television series, "Family Guy(1998)". And her career has just blossomed since then. Kunis' roles have ranged from starring alongside Mark Wahlberg in "Ted(2012)" to being the central star of "Black Swan(2010)" and "Jupiter Ascending(2015)". Kunis will be seen in the upcoming film "Bad Moms" later this year, early July.
Wilmer Valderrama(Fez). Valderrama has placed his career focus in television after his time on "That 70's Show". He's made a few attempts at cinematic features but it doesn't seem like it was a good fit for him. However, Valderrama's roles on television have made his name more widely known, especially after his hosting duties on the MTV' series "Yo Momma". Apart from hosting duties, Valderrama has recently been recognized for his role as 'Carlos Madrigal' on the "From Dusk Till Dawn" television series. He was also recognized for his voice acting behind the kids-animated television series, "Handy Manny". Now, Wilmer Valderrama has apparently made a jump back to cinema with a new role in 2017's animated comedy, "Charming".
Topher Grace(Eric Forman). Topher Grace probably has worked on the least amount of projects since his time on "That 70's Show", in comparison to his co-stars on the hit television series. Topher Grace did go on to portray Eddie Brock/Venom in "Spider-Man 3"; which wasn't a success for anyone, including Grace. After "Spider-Man 3", Grace managed to work in some supporting roles in films such as "Take Me Home Tonight" and "Predators". Most recently, Grace was seen in "American Ultra(2015)" as a crazed government agent. Grace will again appear in a featured cinematic film "Delirium" later this year. There's no word on who Topher Grace will be playing but the film centers on a man recently released from a mental institution, which could Grace's character in any variety of roles.
Now that we know where most of the cast of "That 70's Show" have been since their time on the television series, would you want to see a revival of the series? Or possibly a reunion special? Retro comedies are making a comeback, and "That 70's Show" should be the next series to get a new installment. All the actors/actresses from the original series could reprise their respective roles if they wished to do so, so what's stopping them. Leave your thoughts below.