Exclusive: MTV Developing Another Animated Series with Beavis and Butt-head Producers
Heh-heh, you said development. Hot off the successful relaunch of Beavis and Butt-head, MTV is teaming again with executive producers Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky on another animated series.
Worst Friends Forever, which follows a group of teenage girls as they navigate high school, has been picked up as a pilot by the cable network. Thomas Middleditch (Splinterheads), whose animation credits include voices for Beavis and Butt-head and Ugly Americans, created the show.
Worst Friends Forever revolves around besties Sandy, Brittany and Coral, who hover on the outskirts of popularity in their high school. In the meantime, their friendship is put to the test as they cope with cattiness and their teenage crushes.
MTV has been pleased with the return of Beavis and Butt-head, which debuted at the end of October with 3.3 million viewers. Last night's episode averaged a 1.4 rating among adults 18-34, beating NBC and CBS at 10 p.m. Animation was once a staple of MTV, and the network has been eager to get back into the game, having also launched the new animated series Good Vibes.
Ternion, the production company set up by Judge, Altschuler and Krinsky (all of whom also worked together on King of the Hill and the 2009 feature Extract), will produce. Also on Altschuler and Krinsky's busy plates, the producers were developing an Adam Carolla animated project at Fox.