The O.C.'s Adam Brody is returning to series television as a beach blonde wannabe in MTV's upcoming comedy Good Vibes. (OK, so his character is also animated.)
From filmmaker David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), Good Vibes tells
The Man Show and Dancing with the Stars alum Adam Carolla is getting animated. The comedian has teamed up with former King of the Hill executive producers John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky to produce The Birchums, which has landed a presentation order from Fox.
The Birchums is based on a character Carolla popularized in the 1990s on Los Angeles radio station KROQ's Kevin and Bean morning show....
On Aug. 1, 1981, with the help of the Buggles and their song "Video Killed the Radio Star," MTV launched into orbit. That means that MTV is turning 30. That's nearly a generation older than those in its 12-to-18 target demographic. Break out the dentures and Depends!
Seriously though, MTV is far different now. Really, with the boost of Jersey Shore and the 16 and Pregnant and Teen Mom shows, it's a different animal from when the channel was 27. When people talk about its changing face, the "Play videos again!" critique is never far from the discourse; yet, it's hard to see how straightforward music-video programming would fit in to a YouTubed world. Plus, MTV already has a bunch of offshoot stations like MTV Jams to do just that.
That said, it would be nice for MTV to relive what it once did well as a general pop-culture authority.
Check out five suggestions of themes the network could revisit to cover its age spots...
Beavis and Butt-Head
Ready for more Beavis and Butt-Head? Hope so, because MTV is bringing it back this fall. Series creator Mike Judge (the big brain also behind King of the Hill and the movie Office Space) and MTV President Van Toffler, a self-described B and B fanatic, spoke to reporters Friday at the fall TV previews about why it's coming back and how it'll be different.
Fans of the original series, fear not: Beavis and Butt-Head are the same emotionally stunted man-children you remember from their 1993-1997 run on MTV. In fact, it'll mostly seem like no time has passed at all. "I didn't want to do a big, conscious forcing of modern stuff on them, only when it makes sense," Judge says. Millennial nods will include one episode in which the pair sees Twilight and decides they want to "get chicks" by becoming supernatural creatures themselves. So they...
Beavis and Butt-Head
MTV has unveiled the first footage of the new season of Beavis and Butt-Head, which is set to return in October with its first new episodes since 1997. Watching this is like going home, if your home is a place full of doofy chuckling where people say "bunghole" regularly...
Peter Dinklage, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Joe Manganiello
If you didn't slap together your favorite Avengers costume — ours is Captain America — and score tickets to San Diego Comic-Con International, don't worry: TVGuide.com is here and ready to deliver all the breaking news on your favorite shows. Beginning Thursday and through Sunday, we'll cover new series including...
Beavis and Butt-Head
MTV is resurrecting Beavis and Butt-head, the network announced at their upfront presentation on Wednesday.
The animated program, created by Mike Judge, followed the...
Hellboy: Sword of Storms
Former adolescents Michael Davis and Mark Nollinger can still summon their inner middle-schooler when they watch tween TV. They got together the other day to compare notes on the new season for kids who are approximately 5 feet tall, wear braces and inject the word "like" between words, like, all the time.
Michael Davis: Which new or returning shows will send parents screaming out of the room?
Nollinger: It's too early to tell with the new shows, although I can imagine that even some folks who loved Beavis and Butt-Head as college students might not welcome Mr. Meaty (premiering Sept. 22, on Nickelodeon) into their living rooms as parents. Personally, I can handle just about anything as long as I don't have to hear the Camp Lazlo theme song ever again. I do
King of the Hill and creator Mike Judge
This Sunday (at 7:30 pm/ET) will mark the 200th episode and 10th season finale of Fox's King of the Hill. The achievement is yet another feather in the cap of series creator Mike Judge, who turned Beavis and Butt-head into household names and directed the oft-quoted cult hit Office Space. Known as
When Mike Judge unleashed his animated bad boys Beavis and Butt-Head on an unsuspecting MTV audience in the early ‘90s, he found that some people were missing the satire and just filing the show under “lowbrow humor.” But with his 1995 hip comedy, Office Space, about slackers forced into the rat race, Judge made it known that he had more on his mind than flatulence jokes. The 43-year-old comedic auteur keeps a low profile by spending much of his time at home with his family in Texas, but a new release of Office Space — subtitled the Special Edition with Flair — and a cool Judge-picked Beavis collection got the man (who still voices Hank on King of the Hill, which, did we forget to men