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Mike Judge Performs a Scene from 'Beavis and Butt-Head' for Letterman (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Nov 4th 2011 3:45AM
Mike Judge, 'Late Show with David Letterman'David Letterman admitted to mourning the absence of 'Beavis and Butt-head' when the show went off the air from 1997 until last week. On 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), he admitted to creator Mike Judge that he thought it would be cool to spend the day with the animated delinquents.

Judge, who also does most of the voices on the show, couldn't make that reality come true, but he could re-enact a scene from this week's episode, which aired only an hour and a half before 'Late Show.'

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More Than 3 Million Viewers Welcomed 'Beavis & Butt-Head' Back to TV

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 28th 2011 5:15PM
Beavis & Butt-Head'Beavis & Butt-Head' are bringing the boys back to MTV.

The return of the Mike Judge cartoon brought in 3.3 million viewers at 10PM ET. The show had a 3.4 rating in the 12-34 demographic. According to MTV, two-thirds of the 'Beavis & Butt-Head' audience were males ages 12-34.

The debut of 'Good Vibes' at 10:30PM ET was watched by 1.6 million viewers with a 1.4 rating in the 12-34 demo.

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'Beavis and Butt-Head' are Back! And They're Watching 'Jersey Shore' (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Jul 22nd 2011 7:20AM
Beavis and Butt HeadAOL TV first reported back in February that 'Beavis and Butt-Head' is returning to TV screens in the fall after a 14-year absence. (Did you did you really have to make us wait so long, Mike Judge?)

And just because the two snarky slackers have been away doesn't mean they've missed out on anything. Relative newbie -- and MTV stablemate -- 'Jersey Shore' comes in for some of their trademark commentary.

Creator Mike Judge told 'Entertainment Weekly' that "['Jersey Shore'] felt like pay-dirt to me. I hadn't seen it. I started watching the DVDs. I don't feel good after watching it, but I kept watching it. They're also watching UFC fights."

Catch the five-minute first look at the return of Beavis and Butt-Head after the jump.

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'Beavis and Butt-head' Returning to MTV

by Kelly Woo, posted Feb 3rd 2011 1:20PM
Beavis and ButtheadUh huh-huh huh ... 'Beavis and Butt-head' are making a comeback! MTV announced that the iconic '90s animated series will be returning to MTV with all-new episodes

The cult hit, created by Mike Judge ('Office Space,' 'King of the Hill'), ran for 200 episodes from 1993–97, and produced a spin-off ('Daria') and a movie ('Beavis and Butthead Do America').

Rumors about the show's return began circulating after the characters made a cameo in 'Jackass 3D.' MTV hasn't set a premiere date yet, though it did say it would happen this summer. The network also announced that the new show 'Teen Wolf' would debut on June 5.

When the series returns, the two metal-loving slackers will still issue snarky commentary, but instead of watching terrible grunge music videos, Beavis and Butt-head will take on more contemporary acts.

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Mike Judge Working on 'Beavis & Butt-Head' Revival?

by Scott Harris, posted Jul 7th 2010 12:00PM
Back before Mike Judge filmed the cult classic workplace comedy 'Office Space' and hit it big with the beloved Fox animated staple 'King of the Hill,' the director rose to fame alongside two of the cultural icons of the 1990's, Beavis & Butt-Head. Well, don't look now, but it's time to break your flannel wardrobe out of storage, because it appears America's favorite idiots may be about to return.

Yes, you read that right: According to Examiner, Judge is currently hard at work fleshing out a whopping 30 new episodes of 'Beavis & Butt-Head' with the intent of bringing the MTV series back to prime time. The series, which features Judge as the voices of both title characters, would retain its "original ghetto-tech aesthetic," but feature modern music videos, which most would agree are more than ripe for some intense sardonic mockery.

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Here's some Goode news and a megaton of Goode puns

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 17th 2009 9:02PM
Get ready for The Goode Family's triumphant return to television along with a dump truck full of "Goode" puns.

Comedy Central has picked up the reruns of Mike Judge's show that ABC abandoned earlier this year after only 13 episodes and will start airing them on Jan. 4, 2010.

There is still no official word if the show will get to produce brand new episodes on the cable network, but the miraculous Futurama deal proves that there is a just and loving God who watches out for all of us.

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Comedy Central is 'Goode' to Mike Judge with new deal

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 29th 2009 8:02AM
The Goode Family is moving into their new home on Comedy Central.The Goode Family -- the Mike Judge show ABC did everything it could to kill -- has a new home at Comedy Central.

According to Daily Variety, the cable network will air all 13 episodes of the animated comedy that ABC canceled last summer. That's good news for fans of a show ABC buried in its line-up -- moving it around like a pea under a nutshell until it finally put the Goodes out of their misery.

At the time, the show was embraced by fans of Beavis & Butthead and King of the Hill as a worthy sardonic successor to Judge's animated quiver. But, critics often attacked its mockery of political correctness and progressive politics. Some pundits went so far as claiming such a show was inappropriate in the era of Obama.

In other words, it's only censorship when your side is the one being silenced.

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King of the Hill's finale ends the way all good comedies should

by Danny Gallagher, posted Sep 14th 2009 2:10AM
King of the Hill's 13 year finale
The one-hour, two-episode King of the Hill finale should stand not just as the end of a great show that never got the attention it deserved, but as a finale that tried not to seek that attention.

The show came to a rather quiet end last Sunday during Fox's "Animation Domination" block that has done just that, thanks in part to brilliant shows like King of the Hill. It featured two episodes that treated their audience to some of the characters' humorous and heartfelt changes before sending it off into the depths of the TV land vaults.

Then it slapped them back into cold, harsh reality by following it up with an all new episode of nature's cruel mistake Family Guy, but that's hardly Mike Judge's fault.

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Beavis and Butt-Head are back!

by Mike Moody, posted Sep 2nd 2009 12:34PM
Thank you, Mike Judge. I really needed a pick-me-up after watching that depressing video of Soleil Moon Frye dressing up like Punky Brewster to celebrate 1,000,000 Twitter followers. And this video of Beavis and Butt-Head promoting your new movie, Extract, did the trick.



Ah, "Master Bateman!" Sometimes it's the simple things that help you get through the day.

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Goode Family producers pledge to return

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Aug 10th 2009 2:01PM
ABC might have killed The Goode Family, but its producers say it will live again.Every time The Goode Family aired on ABC, it felt badly out of place -- right up until its cancellation. Now, its producers are hinting that the show will live again on another network.

ABC canceled Mike Judge's latest animated series last week. It was hardly a shock considering the network moved it around its schedule more than a Three Card Monte dealer shifts the Queen of Hearts. ABC looked for a place to bury the Goodes -- then they killed them.

But, on the show's Facebook page, show-runners John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky claim the show will return on a new network.

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It's bad news for The Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia

by Jason Hughes, posted Aug 9th 2009 12:00PM
The Goode FamilyIt looks like The Goode Family and Surviving Suburbia won't be surviving. ABC confirmed that Friday night's airings of both episodes season finales are in fact their respective series finales. I've sampled both series at one point or another in their runs, and this fate was inevitable.

It was great seeing the "other" Bob Saget get some TV time, but Surviving Suburbia just wasn't good television. Maybe if you're a television fan who's never seen a family sitcom, then the formulaic plotlines and dialogue won't bother you. In a way, I had the same problem with The Goode Family.

However, with the latter, it seemed like they had the potential to grow into something better. I think in the beginning they were too bogged down by their schtick: a family of do-gooders, recycling and living green and all of that crap.

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Mike Judge: The TV Squad Interview

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Jul 29th 2009 11:02AM
Mike Judge admits that ABC might not have been the best home for The Goode Family.Mike Judge doesn't strike anyone as the kind of guy who's created a legendary animated duo and a cult hit movie. And, you certainly wouldn't size him up as a creative mind with two active series on first-run network TV.

The native-Texan is just too unassuming, soft-spoken and self-deprecating to show up at Comic-Con International last week to discuss TV's The Goode Family and King of the Hill alongside his new feature film, Extract.

But there he was in Press Room 28e, preparing for his panel and eyeing the Mythbusters Comic-Con bag I'd just picked up on the convention floor.

"I've got to get me one of those bags before I go out there," Judge said.

On behalf of a grateful TV Squad nation, I offered him mine. He accepted the bag graciously. Then we begin the interview.

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Things are bad for The Goode Family

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 5th 2009 1:34PM
The Goode FamilyDespite glowing reviews from our own Danny Gallagher, it looks like The Goode Family is moving. Specifically, it's moving to Friday nights at 8:30 P.M., which is affectionately known by some as the "death slot". No specific reasons for the move are given, but the words "super low ratings" are used in the article to describe its first two weeks, so that could be a clue.

I did catch the premiere episode of the show online and thought it was cute and an interesting 180 degrees from the Hank Hill lifestyle that Mike Judge has been working with for 13 years.

Of course, ABC has been cruel to good animated shows before (coughcoughClerkscoughcough). The show isn't canceled yet, but I give it six episodes. I actually think the show would have fared better on Fox, or given Judge's attempt from this show to skewer extreme liberals, perhaps on Fox News. It probably would have worked better than The 1/2 Hour News Hour.

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The Goode Family gets gooder with episodes two and three

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jun 5th 2009 10:02AM
The Goode FamilyThe premiere episode of ABC's The Goode Family didn't do a great job of giving its titular family the kinds of three-dimensional emotions and motivations that make them more than just two-dimensional characters.

It seemed to doom the whole series to the bland, predictable taste of a tofu hot dog.

Last Wednesday's double feature of Goode Family episodes gave the family and even some of the lesser characters more depth and funnier situations. The Goode Family may not be so bad after all.

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The good, the bad, and the ugly on the Goode Family

by Danny Gallagher, posted May 28th 2009 3:03AM
The Goode Family

Just one look at Mike Judge's The Goode Family feels like Hank Hill and his clan are staring into a periscope that's peering into the Bizarro World. The only thing missing on the Goodes are goatees, including the dog.

It's just too parallel not to notice, and it's an unfair assumption to make. Even though they are from the pen of the same creators, they seem like two completely different shows on the surface. But the similarities end after the premiere episode.

The biggest difference is the first episode of King of the Hill was a gaff-guzzling vehicle for FOX, and The Goode Family's pilot felt more like a smart but bold-lacking hybrid for ABC.

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