‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Revived by Comedy Central for Two More Seasons, Spinoffs and More


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Comedy Central dropped some rather big news on Wednesday: It’s bringing back Beavis and Butt-Head, the iconic cartoon series that became an integral part of 1990s culture after premiering on MTV in 1993.

The heavily satirical series, created by Mike Judge, has been re-upped for a two-season deal with Comedy Central, which plans to reimagine the series for these contemporary times, with Judge writing, producing and doing the voice work for both characters.

More, via Deadline:

The deal with Judge is part of a major programming shift at Comedy Central toward ramping up adult animated content and building an original animated slate around South Park. Beavis and Butt-Head will join recently ordered animated series Jodie, a spinoff of MTV’s iconic Daria, with Tracee Ellis Ross voicing the main character and executive producing.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mike Judge and the great team at 3 Arts again as we double down on Adult Animation at Comedy Central,” said McCarthy. “Beavis and Butt-Head were a defining voice of a generation, and we can’t wait to watch as they navigate the treacherous waters of a world light-years from their own.”

The Jodie series mentioned above exists within the same animated universe as Beavis and Butt-Head, as does King of the Hill (an early version of that series’ Hank Hill was seen occasionally in Beavis and Butt-Head).

While Beavis and Butt-Head was his breakthrough in terms of career success, Mike Judge went on to be the figurehead behind other noteworthy projects including Office Space, King of the Hill and Silicon Valley, among others. But it was Beavis that first packed a particularly biting social commentary bent, as expressed though the show’s lens of maximum comic absurdity.

Imagining Beavis and Butt-Head in contemporary society is alluring, given the technological and societal differences between 2020 and the early to mid-1990s.

One of the most entertaining elements of the original series was whenever the pair would sit on the couch and brutally criticize popular music videos of the time, which was always pretty amusing:

Here’s hoping something along those lines is in the works for this new Comedy Central series, because that’d be great.


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