Ren, Stimpy will make their TV comeback in new Comedy Central show

On Comedy Central, the show will join other adult-animation series including “South Park” and a revamped version of “Beavis and Butt-Head.”

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This image released by ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group shows the title characters from the animated series “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”

This image released by ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Group shows the title characters from the animated series “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”

AP

LOS ANGELES — The brazen humor of “The Ren & Stimpy Show” will be revisited in a new Comedy Central version of the animated series.

The original program that was a hit for Nickelodeon will be reimagined in partnership with Nickelodeon Animation Studio, Comedy Central said Wednesday.

Ren, a psychologically challenged Chihuahua, and Stimpy, less intelligent than your average cat, were created by John Kricfalusi and debuted on Nickelodon in 1991. “The Ren & Stimpy Show” drew criticism from observers who deemed it unsuitable for children, citing its crass jokes and sexual innuendo. It aired for five seasons.

On Comedy Central, the show will join other adult-animation series including “South Park” and a revamped version of “Beavis and Butt-Head,” the channel said.

A debut date was not announced.

Meanwhile, a documentary about the series, “Happy Happy Joy Joy,” is scheduled for an Aug. 14 release on demand. It focuses on the show’s creation and early success as well as disturbing allegations against Kricfalusi.

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