Eight years after its six-season run came to an end, Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel and Wasteland Entertainment are behind the new incarnation, with Chris McCarthy and Paul Ricci also on board as executive producers. The new version will again feature animated no-holds-barred fantasy fights between infamous figures from entertainment and pop culture and will be reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.
First Fuller House and now this! I’m excited to see MTV2 act out Tom’s departure from blink–182 that will feature an animated UFO dropping him down into the wrestling ring.
Long before the invention of Twitter, celebrities had to engage in beefs while hiding behind far cruder avatars made of clay, in the even more juvenile arena of MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch. The series, created by Eric Fogel, had its original run from 1998 to 2002, pitting famous people against each other in gruesome combat based on existing grudges, a loosely shared profession, or sometimes just the fact that their names kind of sounded alike. And now, after a short-lived revival in 2006, Celebrity Deathmatch is coming back again to settle the real or imaginary scores that have mostly played out via boring wars of words, instead of wars of kitchen implements shoved into various orifices.
Fogel is returning to oversee the new Celebrity Deathmatch for MTV2, which will once again see today’s stars battling it out in the animated ring. But the new version will also be “reimagined for a social media world and hourly Twitter wars.” No one really knows what that means, including MTV. Maybe they’ll shove phones into various orifices?