The revival of “Beavis And Butt-Head” with videos from Tyler, The Creator, BTS, Olivia Rodrigo and more
Beavis And Butt-Head will return to screens when its ninth season — the first in 11 years — debuts on Paramount+ tomorrow (August 4). When it does, fans will see the titular duo deliver irreverent commentary on music videos by Tyler, The Creator, BTS, and Olivia Rodrigo.
Premiering on MTV in 1993, most episodes of the animated series would feature Beavis and Butt-Head (both voiced by creator Mike Judge) watching and reacting to music videos that were released shortly before the episode’s premiere concerned. They tended to react positively to videos with violent or thematically intense content, and gravitated toward rock bands like the Butthole Surfers and Metallica.
It continued with Beavis and Butt-Head first reboot in 2011 (when it moved from MTV to Comedy Central and lasted a single 22-episode season), during which the pair commented on videos of songs by Skrillex, Katy Perry, MGMT and the Plain White Ts .
It has yet to be confirmed exactly which clips will make their way into the series’ impending ninth season, however. Fork reported yesterday (August 2) that seven artists have been confirmed to appear in its 12 episodes. In addition to the aforementioned three, these include Post Malone, Camila Cabello, Cale Dodds and CNCO.
Ahead of its premiere tomorrow, Comedy Central has shared an eight-minute preview of the first episode’s second segment, “The Special One.” He sees Beavis and Butt-Head react to a handful of TikTok videos, with the former making it known that he’s an acknowledged BTS fan. Take a look at that below:
The second revival of Beavis and Butthead was confirmed in 2020 and kicked off in June with the release of the feature film Beavis and Butt-Head make the universe. This, like the new season of the series, premiered exclusively on the Paramount+ streaming service.
Beavis and Butthead originally ran for seven seasons between 1993 and 1997, with the first film adaptation (Beavis and Butt-Head make America) arriving in 1996. A year before its current iteration was announced, Judge let slip that Paramount was interested in commissioning a live-action film based on the titular characters.
A season nine trailer arrived last month, along with confirmation that more than 200 remastered episodes of the original series — with all featured music videos remaining intact — will soon be available to stream.