TNN: The National Network is negotiating a deal to put The Ren &
Stimpy Show back into original production, with creator John Kricfalusi back
A network spokesperson confirmed the effort to revive Ren & Stimpy
11 years after its premiere on sister Viacom Inc. channel Nickelodeon.
Under Kricfalusi and his Spumco production team, Ren became a
high-rated Nick favorite, grabbing enough adult viewers to warrant replays on
MTV: Music Television. But Nickelodeon fired Kricfalusi from the show midway in
its second season over content directions and late delivery of episodes.
Earlier this spring, TNN picked up Ren & Stimpy reruns for use in
a primetime animation block coming in early 2003.
The spokesperson declined comment on the status of