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The Ren & Stimpy Show Is Being 'Reimagined' For Comedy Central

The Ren & Stimpy Show Is Being 'Reimagined' For Comedy Central

Happy Happy Joy Joy! The Ren & Stimpy Show is getting a reboot.

Yes, that's right - the most messed up 'kids' TV show of the '90s is making its return to the small screen.

The news was confirmed by Deadline after Comedy Central gave the green light for a reimagining of the Emmy-nominated cult cartoon. We can only imagine what dark and disturbing antics the titular characters will be up to in the modern age.

The revival comes amid a push into building an adult animation slate by ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group president Chris McCarthy, who also recently gave the go-ahead to Daria spin-off Jodie and a Beavis & Butt-Head reboot for Comedy Central.

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Credit: Nickelodeon
Credit: Nickelodeon

Clone High is also getting an update for adult viewers, although there's no news on which network the series is attached to as of yet.

Discussing the return of the disturbed dog and cat duo, Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer for ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, said: "I want to thank our partners at Nick Animation as we re-imagine these iconic characters with a new creative team."

Meanwhile, McCarthy commented: "We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio.

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"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."

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The Ren & Stimpy Show's original home was kids' network Nickelodeon, having first made its way to the small screen alongside Rugrats and Doug in 1991.

Credit: Nickelodeon
Credit: Nickelodeon

Created by John Kricfalusi, the series followed the misadventures of Ren Höek, a short-tempered, psychotic Chihuahua, and Stimpson J. 'Stimpy' Cat, a dimwitted and happy-go-lucky cat.

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Despite garnering a healthy following, the show ended in 1995 after five seasons, and has since gained cult classic status thanks to its dark humour and surreal visuals.

Although it was intended for younger viewers, it has widely been described as an adult series due the inclusion of controversial topics and sexual innuendos. Which is why the latest move to Comedy Central makes perfect sense.

All of this spells great news for fans of '90s animations, who are also being treated to a Beavis and Butt-Head revival.

A Beavis And Butt-Head revival is also happening. Credit: CBS
A Beavis And Butt-Head revival is also happening. Credit: CBS
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Last month, Comedy Central announced the green light for two seasons of a 'reimagined' version of the hit MTV show.

Discussing the reboot, McCarthy said: "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."

Featured Image Credit: Nickelodeon

Topics: TV and Film, US Entertainment

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]