Beavis and Butt-Head: Mike Judge, Comedy Central Announce Duo's Return
Less than two weeks after the network announced it was the new home to Daria spinoff series Jodie, the series that spun-off Daria is set to make its return thanks to Comedy Central. Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge has signed a deal to write, produce, and provide the voices for both characters. The new deal is a two-season commitment that would also include potential spinoffs and specials, and serves as part of Judge's overall animation deal with 3 Arts Entertainment. For Judge, today's current environment feels like the perfect environment for the duo's return: "It seemed like the time was right to get stupid again."
Chris McCarthy, president of Entertainment & Youth Group at ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, is excited for the company to be working with Judge and echoed the show creator's sentiments about the timing of the show's return: "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. 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."
Having recently co-created the popular HBO comedy series Silicon Valley, Beavis and Butt-Head marks Judge's return to animation. His long-running FOX animated hit series King of the Hill ran for 13 seasons/over 250 episodes and for live-action films Office Space, Idiocracy, and Extract. Judge's animation deal also has him developing the series A5 and Qualityland, and is separate from his overall deal with HBO. Depending on the direction Judge goes with the series, it would be interesting to see a possible crossover with the Tracee Ellis Ross-starring animated series Jodie. As streaming services continue to bolster their programming line-up with adult-animated content, Comedy Central has been stepping up its commitment in that area and is looking to build programming blocks around the returning South Park.
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