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BEAVIS & BUTT-HEAD "Reimagined For Gen Z" – New Series Coming to Comedy Central


Beavis and Butt-head aren't done yet. The lovable 90s anti-heroes are coming back for two new seasons on Comedy Central and taking on a whole new generation.

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Creator Mike Judge announced today the show will be returning to Comedy Central, who has ordered two seasons of the show, "as well as additional spin-offs and specials," according to Deadline. The the duo will be “entering a whole new Gen Z world” dealing with “meta-themes relatable to both new and old fans — Gen X parents and their Gen Z kids.”

Just a week ago, Comedy Central announced another new animated series, Jodie, a spin-off of the late 90s series, Daria, which itself was a spin-off of Beavis & Butt-head. The network is expanding its adult animation block, anchored by South Park. 

Uhhhh, okay. I guess it could work. The original show ran from 1993-1997, which is almost 30 years ago, so those versions of Beavis & Butt-head would be old enough to birth children the age of Beavis & Butt-head. I feel old. This begs the question how much of their look will be updated? Will they still be wearing AC/DC and Metallica shirts? Or will they be wearing Slipknot and Lamb of God shirts? Will they still be metalheads? Will they still be in high school? What kind of cellphone does Beavis have? Do they have a Twitter account?

The show came back in 2011, and it didn't really miss a beat, so I'm going to remain positive about the news and hope for the best. There was a rumor that there was a new season in limbo in 2014, but nothing happened for almost six years. Perhaps they are reusing some of those old plots. Last year, Judge also spoke of an idea for a sequel to the duo's movie, Beavis & Butt-Head Do America.

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Of course the show gave us some amazing heavy metal moments. Here is our list of the best Beavis & Butt-head video reviews.

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