MTV resurrects Eric Fogel’s Celebrity Deathmatch which aired from 1999 to 2002.
The TV show has been featuring beefing celebrities settling their issues through gruesome fights portrayed by clay avatars. Long before Twitter, celebrities handled rumors, existing grudges and even similar sounding names inside the arena. Celebrity Deathmatch has been aired again in 2006 after its last season ended in 2002. Now, MTV2 decided to get the show running again, still under Eric Fogel.
After eight years, Celebrity Deathmatch has been incarnated and will run around budding social media wars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The report went on to say that he new version will showcase animated fantasy fights between stars.
The fights will also be reimagined to suit the world of social media where hourly Twitter wars are often witnessed.
The original Celebrity Deathmatch has a total of 75 episodes aired on MTV for four years. The fifth season of the show which has been produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios was able to gain a total of 2.5 million viewers. This made Celebrity Deathmatch the highest rated season priemere for MTV2.
Celebrity Deathmatch is also the latest unscripted series to join other TV Shows in various networks. This includes The Osbournes, aired on VH1, NBC’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader on Fox and BattleBots on ABC.
Aside from reviving Celebrity Deathmatch, MTV2 has also picked up other series including Kingin’ With Tyga, starring the rapper himself. The series shows how Tyga and his crew indulging in his kind of life and attempt to run over-the-top stunts.
Another show joining the rooster is Uncommon Sense with Charlamagne. The half-hour running comedy talk show is hosted by Charlamagne where he would be joined by curators weekly to take a look at the loudest topics trending on social media.
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