MTV2 Reboots ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Claymation Series
It's not quite throwback Thursday yet but it is time for a blast from the past: Celebrity Deathmatch, the show that pitted claymation figures shaped like famous people against one another, is making its triumphant return to MTV2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable network has ordered a new pilot of the show. The show has been around for quite some time. It premiered on MTV in 1998 and ran until 2002 before it was canceled; it was revived in 2005 and aired during 2006 before being canceled again in 2007.
Despite its relatively short life span, Celebrity Deathmatch's revival premiere saw 2.5 million viewers, the highest number ever for an MTV season premiere.
The show was crass, violent and just plain weird, but it had some sort of appeal. It wasn't just a show that made animated figures fight one another — it also made smart commentary about what was happening in the world and poked fun at the concept of celebrity. It made a big statement about our fascination with violence, death and the personal lives lived by the people in the spotlight.
Eric Fogel, the original creator of Celebrity Deathmatch, will be involved with the show's latest go-round.
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