Have you experienced an inexplicable void in your life which was once filled by the hilarious antics of clay celebrities beating each other senseless? Well, this latest news just might give you cause to celebrate. That’s right, MTV2 is bringing Celebrity Deathmatch back.
Eight years after its six-season run came to an end, Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel and Wasteland Entertainment are behind the new incarnation, with Chris McCarthy and Paul Ricci also on board as executive producers. The new version will again feature animated no-holds-barred fantasy fights between infamous figures from entertainment and pop culture and will be reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.
The original series ran for 75 episodes on MTV from 1998-2002 before it was canceled, only to be revived by MTV2 in 2005 as part of a Friday programming block that ultimately aired in 2006. The fifth season, produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios, drew 2.5 million total viewers to the network, becoming MTV2’s highest-rated season premiere ever before the series was canceled for a second time in 2007.
Considering the sheer amount of celebrities who are long overdue for a stop-motion animated smackdown, the news of Celebrity Deathmatch’s return is music to our ears. Who do you want to see take a beating?