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MTV'S CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH BEING REVIVED WITH ICE CUBE ATTACHED

By Mike Johnson on 2018-12-05 14:38:00

The Hollywood Reporter reported today that MTV is reviving the old Celebrity Deathmatch claymation series, which featured a number of WWE personalities during it's initial run on MTV.  The premise of the series is real life celebrities, past and present, facing off in ridiculously gory and violent wrestling matches. 

The original series ran 93 episodes.  A 2015 revival of the series later ran on MTV2.  The original incarnation of the series featured appearances by claymation versions of Steve Austin (who was a regular character), Mankind, Vince McMahon, The Undertaker and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

This latest revival is MTV's latest step in a strategy by the cable network to revive some of their old properties.  The new incarnation will be produced by Ice Cube, who will also be part of the series' voice cast. The series is not currently set to return to MTV itself as the current plan is to pitch it to different broadcast networks and streaming platforms. 

Original Celebrity Deathmatch creator Eric Fogel will executive produce the revival, which is currently being eyed for a late 2019 return.  

No word if David Arquette, fresh off his recent Death Match with Nick Gage, will be involved.

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