Amanda Bynes has had a rough couple of years. But before all of that, she was on the 1990s sketch comedy series All That. A few years later, she went on to be the titular character of The Amanda Show.
April will play host to an All That reunion, bringing former cast members together for a special show to celebrate the '90s favourite.
Unfortunately, Bynes was not invited. Even more unfortunate, she had to find out through an online video. The video was reportedly a commercial for the special event, showing her costars Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg, and Josh Server.
Although she hasn't updated her Twitter since last month, according to sources close to Bynes, she said she would not have joined the reunion anyway. Apparently, she is too focused on fashion right now.
Bynes hit an all-time low between 2012 and 2015, ranging anywhere from legal troubles to rants about the Third Reich. While Complex claims the "coverage of her personal life overshadowed" the downfall of her Hollywood career, it is fairly common for the media to spotlight the pitfalls of former child stars.
Bynes has continually tried to book more adult roles and been denied, instead given "characters who were gravely afraid of adulthood." While some of these characters, like Nikki Blonsky's best friend, Penny, have been empowering in their own way (Penny defied her mother and society's expectations by dating an African American), these roles still only served to further type-cast Bynes. She never got a true "Lindsay Lohan role."
Bynes first appeared in All That at age 10 and the beginning of its third season. By then, her magnetism and talent were already a big draw for the show's team. Even though she was years younger than any of her fellow cast members, Bynes quickly took control of the audience and network.
All That aired on TeenNick for 11 seasons (1994 – 2005). The reunion special will air on Nickelodeon's nighttime zone, The Splat.