From The Archives: The year is 1995. The state of Mississippi finally gets around to abolishing slavery; Selena is murdered by the president of her own fan club; and Nickelodeon begins its first fiscal year since 1991 without a new episode of Clarissa Explains It All.
Enter: Clarissa Now — a spinoff series co-starring Tony Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Marian Seldes (among others) which was to chronicle the Big City misadventures of 18-year-old newspaper intern Clarissa Darling.
CBS ultimately passed and Melissa Joan Hart moved on, but the show’s pilot remains, for better or worse, as an unwitting epilogue to a cherished modern classic.
See Also: Part 2.
Related: The A.V. Club’s Marah Eakin explains Clarissa Explains It All.