Celebrity Deathmatch returns to TV

Viewers who've noticed a glaring lack of televised claymation battles over the past few years need want no more, for Celebrity Deathmatch is making a triumphant return to the ring. MTV2 has picked up the series for its Sic 'Em Friday-night block and will be airing eight new episodes starting in November.

Deathmatch was an MTV hit from 1998-2002, pitting claymation renderings of stars against each other in gore-laden physical battles. The show stuck to the format of many sports shows by including play-by-play commentary, locker-room footage, press conferences, and interviews. Memorable battles include Marilyn Manson vs. Charles Manson, Monica Lewinsky vs. Hillary Clinton, and Mick Jagger vs. Steven Tyler.

David Cohn, general manager of MTV2, hopes that Celebrity Deathmatch will add to the "overall stronger attitude" of the network. "MTV2 has a cool, different, and unique tone," he says.

The original Deathmatch was created by Eric Fogel, who will not be working on the new version.

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the new celebrity deathmatch is great somethings r different but its good
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now i just saw an episode of the new version and although i was a bit disapointed in the quality it is still decent to say the least. the original version was much, much better but in time i will learn to love the new version as much as the one from '99.
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celebrity deathmatch, this time, will feature an all new voice cast and an all new look. mtv2 has probably spent atleast twice as much money on this version of cdm. it looks great. nick and johnny return with a new look and this time the correspondant is tally wong. mills lane, however returns. look for mtv2's cdm june 9th. for a clip of the new show visit cuppacoffee.com
LONG LIVE CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH MUTHA F@#$AS
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celebrity deathmatch, this time, will feature an all new voice cast and an all new look. mtv2 has probably spent atleast twice as much money on this version of cdm. it looks great. nick and johnny return with a new look and this time the correspondant is tally wong. mills lane, however returns. look for mtv2's cdm june 9th. for a clip of the new show visit cuppacoffee.com
LONG LIVE CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH MUTHA F@#$AS
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There's nothing like seeing the celebrities that you love facing off against those that you hate, or vice versa. I used to constantly tune in to Celebrity Deathmatch, and now that void where the senseless violence it would provide once was will once again be filled.
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who do u think will be the new celebritys fighting. and did any body else think that the sherlock holmes vs jack the ripper fight was alittle chessy. i didnt like the way jack died
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This is good news. It will be fun seeing the new modern celebrities clay versions fight to the death!
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Wow, thats pretty awesome. I've been waiting for a long time till the day those celebrity claymation battles came back. Finally, I can see my favorite celebrities get it on! :)
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I used to love Celebrity Deathmatch but with the creator, Eric Fogel gone, I hope this series don't stale out. I alwys felt that it ended way too early and I'm glad to see it come back after years off the air.
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This is awesome, I loved Celebrity Deathmatch way back in 99, and I can't wait to see more episodes of the claymation battles. Now, can MTV released the seasons in DVD?
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I used to love Celebrity Deathmatch! Good to see its making its way back on the air... there are so many good rivalries out there right now they'll have enough material to last them a while.
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