'Ren & Stimpy' Reboot Gets Series Order at Comedy Central

'Ren & Stimpy' Reboot Gets Series Order at Comedy Central

ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy, also greenlit Daria spinoff Jodie, updates of Beavis & Butt-Head and Clone High.

Almost 25 years after wrapping up its original run, the ViacomCBS-owned cable network announced that it would be rebooting the animated series.

Comedy Central announced Tuesday it was rebooting The Ren & Stimpy Show without its controversial creator John Kricfalusi.

Comedy Central sent out a press release about the Ren and Stimpy reboot, which will expand the cable channel's focus on adult animation.

Nickelodeon, home to the original Ren & Stimpy, will be overseeing the new take with ViacomCBS' in-house production studios taking on producing duties.

"I want to thank our partners at Nick Animation as we re-imagine these iconic characters with a new creative team", Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and CCO for ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, said in a statement.

Are you looking forward to the return of Ren & Stimpy?

Created by John Kricfalusi, the show, about an emotionally unstable chihuahua, and a good-natured yet dimwitted cat originally launched on Nickelodeon on August 11, 1991, and ran for nearly five years, building u pa cult audience.

The series, created by John Kricfalusi, followed the adventures of title characters Ren, an emotionally unstable Chihuahua, and Stimpy, a good-natured yet dimwitted cat.

No date has been announced for the new show's debut. Obviously Kricfalusi shouldn't be working in Hollywood anymore for a number of reasons, but it was his madcap comedy on the show that made Ren and Stimpy so unique and revered. Six episodes were produced of the Adult Party Cartoon version of Ren & Stimpy but only three aired. If he's not involved (and again he shouldn't be), then this will just feel like a hollow imitation of his work, and we don't yet know who will be behind the series other than Nickelodeon Animation because no specific names were mentioned.



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