Comedy Central is summoning the great Cornholio.
The ViacomCBS-owned cable network is reviving Beavis and Butt-Head, with series creator Mike Judge returning to re-launch and re-imagine the franchise as part of a sizable deal that includes a two-season order and plans for additional spinoffs and specials.
Judge will return as the show’s central driving force and will write, produce and provide voiceover for both of the iconic characters, who became pop culture sensations in the early 1990s on Comedy Central’s corporate sibling, MTV.
In the new incarnation, Beavis and Butt-Head will enter a “whole new Gen Z world” with meta-themes that are said to be relatable to both new fans who may be unfamiliar with the original series and old.
I’ll be honest, I have zero recollection of the 2011 return, minus that it was something which happened.
One question: will the lack of MTV mean the end of the music video segments? I know, they’re one big ViacomCBS family, but I wonder…