Clarissa Explains It All revival in development at Nickelodeon

It turns out Clarissa still has some explaining to do.

Melissa Joan Hart is poised to reprise her role as Clarissa Darling in a revival of the 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom Clarissa Explains It All, THR.com reports. Deals are currently being negotiated with Hart and original series creator Mitchell Kriegman.

Similar to Boy Meets World sequel series Girl Meets World, the Clarissa revival would serve as a continuation of the original series, only now Hart’s character would serve as the mother of the family. Presumably, the new show would be told from the perspective of Clarissa’s son and/or daughter.

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NEW YORK - 1994: Actress Melissa Joan Hart poses for a portrait in 1994 in New York City, New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Actress Melissa Joan Hart. (Photo by Time Life Pictures/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Actress Melissa Joan Hart in Press Room at NICKELODEON's Kid's Choice Awards. (Photo by Mirek Towski/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during 1994 Cable Ace Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
CANADA - APRIL 07: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (MOVIE) - 4/7/96, Melissa Joan Hart (as Sabrina) stars in this original cable television motion picture that inspired the popular ABC-TV series of the same name., (SHOWTIME), MELISSA JOAN HART (Photo by Showtime/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 16: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - 'The Pom Pom Incident' - Season Three - 10/16/98, Dom DeLuise guest starred as Cousin Mortimer. Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina) also stars., (Photo by Randy Holmes/ABC via Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during 1994 Kid's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
CANADA - APRIL 07: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH (MOVIE) - 4/7/96, Melissa Joan Hart (as Sabrina) stars in this original cable television motion picture that inspired the popular ABC-TV series of the same name., (SHOWTIME), MELISSA JOAN HART (Photo by Showtime/ABC via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 14: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - 'First Kiss' - Season One - 2/14/97, Sabrina (Melissa Joan Hart) ignored Salem's warning that her kiss would turn Harvey into a frog., (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1116 -- Pictured: (l-r) Actress Melissa Joan Hart during an interview with host Jay Leno on March 31, 1997 -- (Photo by: Margaret Norton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 15: SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH - gallery - Season Four - 8/15/99, Beth Broderick, Melissa Joan Hart, Caroline Rhea, (Photo by Bob D'Amico/ABC via Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during The 29th Annual American Music Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Melissa Joan Hart (amerikanischer Fernseh-Star 'Sabrina'), ZDF-Gala zum '3.Laureus World Sports Award', Monte Carlo/Monaco, 'Grimaldi-Forum', Ankunft, (Photo by Peter Bischoff/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Melissa Joan Hart attending the premiere of 'The Tuxedo' in Hollywood 09/19/02 (Photo by Vinnie Zuffante/Getty Images)
Melissa Joan Hart during 'Win A Date With Tad Hamilton!' World Premiere at Pacific Crest Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Melissa Joan Hart during 'Wimbledon' World Premiere - Arrivals at Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Melissa Joan Hart at the The Renberg Theater in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Jesse Grant/WireImage)
Mark Wilkerson, Mason Wilkerson and Melissa Joan Hart (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Disney Pictures)
Melissa Joan Hart and son Mason during The Second Annual VH1 Big Shopping To Benefit The VH1 Save The Music Foundation in West Hollywood, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic for VH1 - Off Air Creative)
STUDIO CITY, CA - MAY 28: (L-R) Mason Walter Wilkerson, Melissa Joan Hart and Braydon Hart Wilkerson attend the Playroom's first anniversary benefiting Friends of the Family hosted by Melissa Joan Hart on May 28, 2008 at the Playroom in Studio City, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - OCTOBER 07: Actress Melissa Joan Hart attends Auto Club Speedway's Pepsi 500 at The Roosevelt Hotel on October 7, 2009 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 902' - It was a night of Quickstep, Jive and Tango, as 'Dancing with the Stars' welcomed Baz Luhrmann to the ballroom as a guest judge during Week 2 of the competition, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET). (Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) MELISSA JOAN HART, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS THE RESULTS SHOW - 'Episode 906A' - After a night of Waltz, Jitterbug and the first competition Mambo group routine, the remaining nine couples faced their first Dance-Off double elimination as the eighth and ninth couples eliminated from the competition - Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Ballas, and Louie Vito and Chelsea Hightower - were announced, on 'Dancing with the Stars the Results Show,' TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) TOM BERGERON, MELISSA JOAN HART, MARK BALLAS
UNITED STATES - AUGUST 25: DANCING WITH THE STARS - MELISSA JOAN HART & MARK BALLAS -- Known for her starring roles in the television series 'Clarissa Explains It All' and 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch,' Melissa Joan Hart began her career at the early age of four with television commercials and various television appearances. She starred in the film 'Drive Me Crazy' alongside 'Entourage's' Adrian Grenier, as well as the ABC Family Original Movie 'Holiday in Handcuffs,' opposite 'Dancing with the Stars' alumnus Mario Lopez, which was the highest rated program in the history of the network. In 2009 Hart starred in another ABC Family Original Movie, 'My Fake Fianc� that also garnered huge ratings. In 1993 she started her own production company, Hartbreak Films, and is set to release her first thriller film, 'Nine Dead,' to DVD in January 2010. Hart and husband Mark Wilkerson are the proud parents of two sons, Mason, age three, and Braydon, 17 months. She teams up with reigning two-time 'Dancing with the Stars' champ MARK BALLAS, who returns for his fifth season. An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on ABC's 'Dancing with the Stars' with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. (Photo by Harper Smith/ABC via Getty Images)
(EXCLUSIVE ACCESS-Premium Rates Apply)DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 905' - It was a night of Paso Doble and Argentine Tango, and a group Hustle with all ten couples, on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) MELISSA JOAN HART, MARK BALLAS
DANCING WITH THE STARS - 'Episode 903' - It was a night of Samba and Rumba on 'Dancing with the Stars,' MONDAY, OCTOBER 5 (8:00-10:02 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Adam Larkey/ABC via Getty Images) MARK BALLAS, MELISSA JOAN HART
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 18: Actress Melissa Joan Hart arrives at the Us Weekly Hot Hollywood Event at Voyeur on November 18, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
TODAY -- Pictured: (L-r) Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Melissa Joan Hart appear on NBC News' 'Today' show (Photo by Peter Kramer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
MELISSA & JOEY - 'Enemies with Benefits' - Joe's ex wife wants to get back together and Lennox wants to be popular, on 'Melissa & Joey' airing on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET), on ABC Family. Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC Family via Getty ImagesMELISSA JOAN HART, MEGAN HILTY
MONACO - JUNE 08: Melissa Joan Hart attends Photocall for 'Melissa & Joey' during the 51st Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 8, 2011 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Tony Barson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Melissa Joan Hart visits at SiriusXM Studios on October 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Melissa Joan Hart discusses 'The Watcher in the Woods' with the Build Series at Build Studio on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Melissa Joan Hart attends the Red Dress / Go Red For Women Fashion Show at Hammerstein Ballroom on February 8, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
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The original Clarissa ran for a total of five seasons between 1991 and 1994. In each episode, the titular character broke the fourth wall and monologued to the audience about typical teenage woes, ranging from school crushes to her annoyance with pesky brother Ferguson.

A failed spinoff titled Clarissa Now was developed for CBS in 1995, but was not picked up to series. The pilot later aired on Nickelodeon:

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