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elebrity Deathmatch
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For the soundtrack, see Celebrity Deathmatch (soundtrack). For the video game, see Celebrity Deathmatch (video game).
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity deathmatch title.jpg
Title card for seasons 3 and 4
Genre	Sports entertainment
Stop-motion (clay animation)
Dark comedy
Created by	Eric Fogel
Developed by	Eric Fogel
Gordon Barnett
Directed by	Eric Fogel (1998–2002)
Andrew Horne (2006–2007)
Jack Fletcher (2006–2007)
Starring	Steve Austin (1998-2002)
Maurice Schlafer (1998–2002)
Len Maxwell (1998–2002)
Mills Lane (1998–2002)
Chris Edgerly (2006–2007)
Masasa Moyo (2006–2007)
Jim Thornton (2006–2007)
Composers	Eric Perlmutter
Alan Elliot
Country of origin	United States (entire run)
Canada (Cuppa Coffee Studios era only)
No. of seasons	6
No. of episodes	93 (list of episodes)
Executive producers	Abby Terkuhle (1998–2002)
Richard Doctorow (2006–07)
Running time	21 minutes
Production companies	MTV Animation
The Comedy Network (2006–2007)
Cuppa Coffee Studio (2006–2007)
Distributor	CBS Television Studios
Original network	MTV (1998–2002)
MTV2 (2006–2007)
Picture format	NTSC
Audio format	Dolby Surround
Original release	Original series:
May 14, 1998 – June 6, 2002
Revival series:
June 10, 2006 –
March 30, 2007
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Celebrity Deathmatch is a stop-motion claymated series created by Eric Fogel for MTV. A parody of sports entertainment programs, Celebrity Deathmatch depicted various celebrities engaging in highly stylized professional wrestling matches. The series was known for its large amount of gory violence, including combatants employing different abilities and weapons to deliver particularly brutal attacks, resulting in exaggerated physical injuries.

Two television pilots were broadcast on MTV on January 1 and 25, 1998. The series proper premiered on May 14, 1998, and ended on June 6, 2002, airing for 75 episodes. During its run, it was one of MTV's most popular cartoons alongside Beavis and Butt-Head and Daria. A series of German shorts, Celebrity Deathmatch Hits Germany, aired on June 21, 2001, but it was poorly received from the fans, which was rumored to be the source of the show's cancelation. For a brief period during that year, reruns of the series aired on broadcast network UPN. Early in 2003, a film based on the series was announced by MTV to be in production, but the project was canceled by the end of the year.

In 2005, MTV2 announced the revival of the show as part of their Sic 'Em Friday programming block. Originally set to return in November 2005, the premiere was pushed back to June 10, 2006 as part of a block with two other animated series, Where My Dogs At? and The Adventures of Chico and Guapo. The revival series was produced without any involvement from Fogel. The series' fifth and sixth seasons were produced by Cuppa Coffee Studios, and the premiere drew over 2.5 million viewers, becoming MTV2's highest rated season premiere ever. It was canceled again in 2007.

In April 2015, MTV2 announced a reboot of the series. However, in November 2016, Fogel stated via Twitter that MTV did not p

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