The poster kids of the ’90s are back.
At the MTV upfronts, the network confirmed that "Beavis and Butt-Head" will return to MTV with new episodes starting this summer.
Rumors of the duo’s resurrection began last July and original "Beavis and Butt-Head" creator Mike Judge is also back as the voice of both characters and presumably the writer as well.
"Beavis and Butt-Head" debuted in 1993 as an animated short on MTV’s "Liquid Television," before spinning off into its own animated series; which was highly controversial at the time. The title characters were a pair of high school slackers who were incredibly stupid and moronic and yet compelling despite their idiocy. Early episodes made light of the boys’ obsession with fire, which was quickly toned down by the censors.
The series was also famous for offering running commentary on contemporary music videos between animated shorts. "Beavis and Butt-Head" ran for seven seasons on MTV, with 200 episodes and a feature film, "Beavis and Butt-Head Do America," which was released in 1996. The series also spawned a spinoff called "Daria."
Although "South Park" and the Adult Swim animated series have largely assumed the lead in shocking animated content, "Beavis and Butt-Head" is widely considered to be a forerunner of those shows.
After the original "Beavis" ended, Judge created "King of The Hill" on Fox, which ran for 13 seasons. Judge also directed the cult classic film "Office Space," as well as "Idiocracy" and "Extract."
The new "Beavis and Butt-Head" will reportedly retain the same setting, with both characters unaged and still in high school. Even the music video commentary will return.
MTV also announced that its new series "Teen Wolf" will premiere on June 5th, after the MTV Movie Awards. The series stars Tyler Posey ("Lincoln Heights") and Dylan O’Brien and is an updated version of the "Teen Wolf" movies from the ’80s which starred Michael J. Fox and Jason Bateman.