Comedy Central Rebooting ‘Ren & Stimpy’

Comedy Central is rebooting The Ren & Stimpy Show. The network called it a “reimagination”, as it “continues to double down on adult-focused animation, unlocking and reinventing a treasure chest of IP across ViacomCBS to complement South Park, including the newly announced Beavis and Butt-Head from Mike Judge and Daria spin-off Jodie.”

Nickelodeon launched the original Ren & Stimpy in 1991. Nickelodeon and Comedy Central are part of ViacomCBS. 

“I want to thank our partners at Nick Animation as we re-imagine these iconic characters with a new creative team,” said Nina L. Diaz, president of content and chief creative officer for ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group.

Chris McCarthy, President

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Chris McCarthy, president of ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group, spoke of “reimagining our treasure chest of beloved IP for new generations.”

“We are excited to reinvent this iconic franchise with a new creative team and our partners at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio,” he said. 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.