Comedy Central has announced a two-season order for a revival of seminal MTV animated comedy Beavis and Butt-Head.
“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” says Chris McCarthy, President of Entertainment & Youth Group. “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.”
From Mike Judge (Silicon Valley, King of the Hill), Beavis and Butt-Head centers on two teenage delinquent couch potatoes as they go to school, cause mayhem, and sit in front of the TV commenting on music videos. The series launched in 1993 after two well-received shorts on Liquid Television and went on to air over 200 episodes during its initial run, with feature film Beavis and Butt-Head Do America arriving in 1996 and acclaimed spinoff Daria launching in 1997.
This will mark the second time Beavis and Butt-Head has been revived. MTV resurrected in late 2011 for another 22 episodes before the series, which decidedly didn’t appeal to the network’s young female target demo despite strong numbers otherwise, went into renewal limbo.
The revival of Beavis and Butt-Head is the second recent addition to the Comedy Central animated slate. Daria spinoff Jodie, initially in development in June 2018, landed at the network as they attempt to build their scripted slate around South Park. According to a New York Times article from spring,