Comedy Central Greenlights a “Reimagined” Ren & Stimpy Series

Nearly 25 years after wrapping its run, Ren & Stimpy, the creations of Michael John Kricfalusi, are returning to TV.


THR reports that Comedy Central has greenlit a “reimagined” take on the former Nickelodeon and Spike adult animated series. Details are scarce but the ViacomCBS-owned cable network plans to hire a new creative team for the update, which will be reimagined for a new generation. The series hails from Nickelodeon Animation Studio. Additional information, including writers, an episode count and premiere date, have not yet been determined.

The updated Ren & Stimpy show marks the latest push into adult animation for ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy, who also greenlit Daria spinoff Jodie, updates of Beavis & Butt-Head and Clone High. Both Jodie and Beavis & Butt-Head were picked up for Comedy Central, while the new Clone High does not yet have a network attached.




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Meghan Murphy

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