'Ren & Stimpy' Is Being Rebooted at Comedy Central

Matt Malone
August 05, 2020 - 2:29 pm

“Ren & Stimpy” are planning their return to television.

Nearly 25 years after the Nickelodeon show ended its run, Comedy Central has greenlit a “reimagined” take on the classic adult animated series.

The news comes following the network's announcement that it is expanding its adult animated offerings with "Beavis and Butt-head" and "Daria" spinoffs!

Comedy Central also syndicates classics including “BoJack Horesman,” “King of the Hill,” and “The Cleveland Show.”

Not much is known about the upcoming series other than it hopes to entice a "new generation" of fans, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio," ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy.

"Ren & Stimpy joins our rapidly expanding roster of adult animation including South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High as we continue to reimagine our treasure chest of beloved IP for new generations."

“Ren & Stimpy,” which follows a temperamental Chihuahua and his dense sidekick, Stimpy, premiered in 1991 alongside “Rugrats” and “Doug,” but stirred up controversy for the mature adult content, dark human, and lack of educational value.

After five seasons and nearly 100 episodes, it inspired a mature Spike TV spinoff in 2003.

Show creator John Kricfalusi will not be involved in the project in the wake of sexual misconduct accusations made against him in 2018.

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