Big, big news: there may actually be a reason to watch MTV after all. Last we heard, creator Mike Judge was busy outlining 30 new episodes of his classic TV show Beavis and Butt-Head. At the time, it was unknown when or even if those episodes would see the light of day, but Judge had faith. Well, it looks like all that early work paid off because MTV has officially confirmed that Beavis and Butt-Head will be returning to the network later this year! The show premiered in 1993 and maintained a wildly successful run through 1997, spawning numerous videos, DVDs, and one feature-length film. Behind all of this madness was creator/voice artist/genius Mike Judge (Office Space).
MTV’s report doesn’t give any information other than the fact that the show will air “this summer.” When we heard that Judge was working on 30 new episodes of the show, it was confirmed that they would maintain the show’s traditional “ghetto-tech” animation style. The two will also be featured doing what they do best, mocking contemporary music videos (ironic, considering the re-branding of MTV has all but exiled actual music videos on the channel). Hit the jump for more.
The news of Beavis and Butt-Head’s return was announced at the upfronts for the network in New York City, and subsequently tweeted by (cringe) Justin Bieber. If you’re like Bieber, and are too young to actually remember the show, it centers on two high-school burnouts who spend their days mocking the television, being rude, and generally getting into multiple slap fights in each episode. So it’s time to start freshening up those Cornholio impressions, because Beavis and Butt-Head are back!