MTV and Ice Cube are bringing back ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’

  • 06 Dec, 2018

    The surreal stop-motion show originally ran from 1998-2002, before a short revival in 2006-07

    Celebrity Deathmatch is being rebooted by MTV and Ice Cube.

    The stop-motion series – which sent up numerous celebrities by depicting them as ultra-violent wrestlers – originally ran from 1998 to 2002 for 75 episodes (excluding the two pilots). A brief revival of the show began in 2006, but it came to an end less than a year later after just 16 episodes.

    Deathmatch was the meme before memes,” MTV, VH1, and CMT president Chris McCarthy said in a statement about the revival of the show. “[It] remains a hot topic on social media and will be a smart, funny way to tackle the over-the-top rhetoric of today’s pop culture where it belongs – in the wrestling ring.”

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    Ice Cube, meanwhile, will release his long-awaited album ‘Everythang’s Corrupt’ tomorrow (December 7) – its lead single, ‘Arrest The President’, was released last month.

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