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Cornholio's back! Comedy Central orders Beavis and Butt-Head reboot from Mike Judge
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Comedy Central has struck a deal with Judge for two seasons of a re-imagined Beavis and Butt-Head series, with plans for spinoffs and specials too. Fire!
Judge will write, produce, and reprise the voice roles for both teenage slackers. Famous for their nasal laughs and love of heavy metal, Beavis and Butt-Head are a pair of ne'er-do-wells who get themselves into all sorts of brainless situations. At the height of its popularity, the adult-oriented cartoon was hailed as a biting satire of youth culture in America.
"It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again," Judge said in a statement.
"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," added Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group at ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks. "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 first iteration of the show ran on MTV for 200 episodes across seven seasons between 1993 and 1997. In 1996, it received a feature-length movie adaptation from Paramount Pictures, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, and was revived for one more season in 2011.
Judge is also known for directing films like Office Space, Idiocracy, and Extract. He co-created King of the Hill on Fox, The Goode Family on ABC, and Silicon Valley on HBO.