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'Clarissa Explains It All' coming back -- in book form

Posted by Emily Wright  March 25, 2013 02:16 PM

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Clarissa Darling is in the spotlight for the first time in over a decade, but not for a return to the silver screen. The title character of Nickelodeon's '90s sitcom, "Clarissa Explains It All," will be the narrator of a novel set to debut next year, according to the show's creator Mitchell Kriegman.

The book, "Things I Can't Explain," does not have a hard release date but fans can expect it sometime in fall 2014.

"Things" will follow a 23-year-old Clarissa (who was about 17 when the show ended in 1994) as she tries to pursue a journalism career and become a "real adult." What isn't clear is whether the book will be set in 2000 when she would have been 23, had the book followed the show's timeline, or if it will be written in the present.

Need a reminder of what the show was like? Check out a promo for show, starring Melissa Joan Hart as Clarissa, below.

Think this was prompted by the much-anticipated return of Cory and Topanga in the "Boy Meets World" spinoff, "Girl Meets World?"

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