Beavis and Butt-Head are back, moving from a Gen X to Gen Z world and from MTV to Comedy Central. An expansive deal Comedy Central has inked with series creator Mike Judge and 3 Arts Entertainment calls for a reimagined version of MTV’s seminal, Gen X-defining adult animated sitcom Beavis and Butt-Head, which has received a two-season order, as well as additional spinoffs and specials.
Beavis and Butt-Head, which was a pop-culture juggernaut during its original run on MTV from 1993 to 1997, was last revived for one season back in 2011. Despite strong ratings for MTV, the network and Judge didn’t move forward on more episodes, in no small part due to the fact that the show didn’t fit with MTV’s focus at the time on younger female audiences.
In 2020, the MTV brand is heavily centered around unscripted shows. Reviving Beavis and Butt-Head at Comedy Central, where reruns have aired a few times over the years, simply makes more sense. The network is also moving forward with plans for Jodie, a spinoff of Daria, which itself was a spinoff from a character introduced on … Beavis and Butt-Head.
Details of the new series are few right now, but there are hints that Judge may be considering finally aging the animated duo from them being teenagers like back in the day. Judge’s only official comment on his plans? “It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again.”