The Return of Celebrity Deathmatch – CWAR!
MTV’s former hit series Celebrity Deathmatch is looking for a third try at greatness. MTV has announced that a pilot has been ordered, to debut on MTV2, which could potentially lead to a series revival/reboot.
— MTV2 (@MTV2) April 14, 2015
For those unfamiliar, Celebrity Deathmatch was a animated series that premiered on MTV in 1998. Fictionalized, and usually exaggerated, versions of celebrities would fight against each other, most commonly ending in the death of one or both of the celebrities in the ring. Broadcast before the internet dominant era, most media consumption was strictly through television. Celebrity Deathmatch easily flourished on the former pop culture hub that MTV once was.
We won’t know how the show’s reboot will be changed with the current landscape of media, but for now let’s look back at our own fond memories of Celebrity Deathmatch by watching Lil’ Kim and Little Richard beat the hell out of each other.