Celebrity Deathmatch, MTV2

"Celebrity Deathmatch" is set to make a triumphant comeback, with MTV2 reviving the graphic claymation series for another round of episodes.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the new series will be very much in keeping with the original, but with a few modern updates. "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," according to THR.

"Celebrity Deathmatch" first hit MTV airwaves in 1998, where it ran for 75 episodes before getting canceled in 2002. MTV2 resurrected the show for a brief run in 2006; its season five premiere was the network's highest-rated season premiere ever, though "Deathmatch" was canceled for good in 2007 following its sixth season.

So far, MTV2 has only ordered a pilot, and there's no word yet on how many episodes a potential full "Deathmatch" season would contain. MTV2 general manager Chris McCarthy is serving as an executive producer on the project, though, so that may give the show a better shot at a full season pickup.

Stay tuned.

[via: The Hollywood Reporter]

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