Ren, Stimpy to make come­back in new Com­edy Cen­tral show

Chicago Sun-Times - - ENTERTAINM­ENT -

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.

VI­A­COMCBS EN­TER­TAIN­MENT & YOUTH GROUP VIA AP

The ti­tle char­ac­ters from “The Ren & Stimpy Show.”

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