The show has been reinvented by ViacomCBS owned channel Comedy Central
Ren & Stimpy wrapped up almost 25 years ago, but it’s making its second outing on television. And it will be shown on Comedy Central.
Comedy Central will be doing a “reimagined” version of the former Nickelodeon and Spike adult animated show. We haven’t received word on how they are going to be changing things story-wise, but what we do know is Comedy Central is hiring a new creative team for making the show, so that it will be a good fit for the current generation. The original show had been animated by Nickelodeon Animation Studio.
One of many spinoffs
Ren & Stimpy joins other shows such as Jodie, which is the spinoff of Daria, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High. The shows had been picked up by Chris McCarthy, president of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group. Jodie and Beavis and Butt-Head will be shown on Comedy Central while Clone High doesn’t have an assigned network currently.
McCarthy spoke of his excitement in adding Ren & Stimpy to their roster of adult animation shows such as South Park, Beavis and Butt-Head and Clone High, which have all been reimagined for the new generation audience. The four shows will be produced by ViacomCBS’ in-house production studios, in association with Nickelodeon for Ren & Stimpy, while the other shows will be made in association with MTV Studios. McCarthy’s plan is to convert the studio into a content supplier of its own.
Comedy Central is already producing adult animation hits like BoJack Horseman, Mike Judge’s King of the Hill, and Seth MacFarlane’s Tge Cleveland Show. McCarthy took over the president role from Kent Alterman, and has cancelled Altrtnatino With Arturo Castro and Lights Out With David Spade.