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The bone heads are getting closer to returning to the idiot box. Excited yet? Since MTV took the Music out of the M they have been building up their scripted slate of shows, including the much talked about Skins (adapted from the UK series) and the upcoming Teen Wolf (loosely adapted from the Michel J Fox film), and soon we’ll have a revival of Mike Judge’s classic series, Beavis and Butt-Head. A really smart move IMO.

MTV President Van Toffler talked to Rolling Stone about the show and what we can expect.  Cool enough, the series will keep the original formatting, with episodes broken up with the guys on the couch watching television. Originally they watched and mocked music videos, but the new show will expand that to also include shows like MTV’s own Jersey Shore, along with UFC fights, and even YouTube videos.  Toffler also promises that they will still be watching music videos – on the Music-less MTV. Thankfully Mike Judge is returning to run the show, I would not have even thought about watching it without him.

Who are you looking forward to Beavis and Butt-Head making fun of? Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus all come to mind. TV show wise I’d love to see what the guys think of American Idol and Glee… I wonder if FOX would be okay with that? I doubt it, we’ll most likely see cross branding with other Viacom owned properties/networks. The guys return to our screens this summer.

Posted on February 17th, 2011 by ThePit | Comments Off on Beavis and Butt-Head are Almost Back!
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  • Our friends at 141tv have posted the 2010 Emmy Nominations along with predictions.  I don’t agree with them, but he makes some interesting picks.
  • The Examiner is reporting that Mike Judge is at work on 30 new episodes of the cult animated series Beavis and Butt-Head. This is only a rumor for now, but I think that would be a pretty cool move by MTV. They are trying to move from their slate of reality shows and into more scripted series. What woul dbe better than bringing back their most famous scripted series. The site says that the show will retain its original format with music videos cut into the show with B&B doing their usual commentary.
  • A few more actors join X-Men: First Class, including Caleb Landry Jones as Banshee and Nicholas Hoult as the Beast. They join previously cast James McAvoy as Professor X and Michael Fassbenderas Magneto.  Other rumored casting includes Kick-Ass‘ Aaron Johnson coming onboard as X-Men’s team leader Cyclops, and Alice Eve as Emma Frost.  Johnson could make a pretty awesome Cyclops, but Eve is way too old to portray a teenage Emma Frost.
  • James Cameron’s Avatar is returning to 3D theaters on August 27 with 8 additional minutes of footage. The special edition includes some new creatures and action scenes. Will you be seeing the flick again?
  • Hollywood the Game has been surging with creativity with more than 4 virtual films being released a week in the Hollywood simulation game and writing community.  Read, review, and make contacts by visiting the site and signing up for an account!

Okay, so the show might not be “king”, but they might remain on that hill longer. Just a week after King of the Hill was canceled from FOX comes word that ABC is looking into picking up the series.  The series has been on for 14 years and has had its up and downs (FOX already canceled and revived the program on more than one occasion).

This move makes a lot of sense for ABC, who will be airing The Goode Famly, a new animated comedy from Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky (the team behind Hill). Not only would King of the Hill make a great companion for Goode, but it would add a built in audience for the new show and give it more of a fighting chance.

It is unknown when FOX would be pulling the plug on Hill, as it has more than enough episodes to take the show through the fall.  Variety speculates that ABC might make a move to buy the remaining episodes from FOX due to the long lead time it takes to get animated episodes produced.

Hey, FOX has MacFarlane, why shouldn’t ABC have Judge?

Posted on November 4th, 2008 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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