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Daria: 10 Best Episodes Ranked

MTV's Daria was a quintessential snapshot of the nineties, in cartoon form. Originally a spin-off from Beavis and Butthead, the 1997 animated series explored what high school life was like for a girl with severe intelligence, acerbic wit, and an inability to fit in with her classmates. Along with artist and best friend Jane, Daria was trying to get through high school the only way she knew how: Sarcasm and unwavering cynicism.

Related: 10 Daria Quotes That We Can All Still Relate To

Audiences fell in love with Daria and the gang from Lawndale, finding the show immensely relatable, and it went on to become MTVs longest running animation. The show was a touchstone of '90s culture and has had a lasting impact. In honor of the show's lasting impact, let's take a look back at the ten best episodes of Daria.
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From ‘Star Trek’ to ‘SpongeBob,’ Here’s All the Content in Play For CBS-Viacom Merger

  • Variety
Hollywood’s landscape has changed dramatically since Viacom and CBS were last married in 2005. Now that the two media giants seek a Wall Street reunion, there are endless possibilities for the future of its shared content pie.

Huge action franchises like “Mission: Impossible” and “Transformers” from Paramount Pictures could explore new origin stories or exploit quirky side-characters for streaming series on the CBS over-the-top platform All Access. All Access is also currently building out the “Star Trek” TV universe, with three shows under the franchise’s umbrella set to be on the streaming service in 2020. Signs of synergy are already cropping up as well. CBS, which owns the TV licensing rights to “Star Trek,” gave its blessing for a cartoon take on the sci-fi classic at Nickelodeon this year.

Not only would a flurry of development that leverages the well-known intellectual property of Viacom and CBS pacify shareholders in both companies,
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Favorite Teen TV Shows of All Time – IndieWire Critics Survey

Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday.

This week’s question: What is your favorite teen show of all time? Why?

Ben Travers (@BenTTravers), IndieWire

I presume like many others, my favorite teen show is heavily swayed by when I saw it — so while “Friday Night Lights” is inarguably a better series, my favorite is “The O.C.” While Ryan Atwood was fighting his way into Orange County’s good graces, I was wading through the awkward social structures of a small Midwestern high school, and despite the incredible disparity in wealth, each crush, dance, and trip around the ferris wheel rang all the truer. The setting made for impossibly high melodrama, as parents lost millions and teens took trips to Hollywood to do shots with Paris Hilton, but the smaller, intimate moments between friends resonated just as they were intended to: universally.
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If You Loved Watching Daria as an Angsty Teen, You Should Watch It as a Jaded Adult

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Of all the TV shows to get a reboot or spinoff, Daria might be the one I'm most excited about. I was obsessed with the show growing up - I was just 12 when it premiered - and it reminds me of a time before Teen Mom and Teen Wolf, when you could watch shows like The Real World and Singled Out between a string of actual music videos. I could close my bedroom door, settle into my beanbag chair, and spend my evening chuckling at sarcastic, biting one-liners while I probably should have been doing my homework.

So, there was Daria. The show was a spinoff of MTV's other massive hit cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head, in which she appeared as a running character. It followed Daria Morgendorffer and her family's move to Lawndale, where the 16-year-old would begin her sophomore year in high school. In a 1999 New York Times article,
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If You Loved Watching Daria as an Angsty Teen, You Should Watch It as a Jaded Adult

Image Source: MTV / Everett Collection

Of all the TV shows to get a reboot or spinoff, Daria might be the one I'm most excited about. I was obsessed with the show growing up - I was just 12 when it premiered - and it reminds me of a time before Teen Mom and Teen Wolf, when you could watch shows like The Real World and Singled Out between a string of actual music videos. I could close my bedroom door, settle into my beanbag chair, and spend my evening chuckling at sarcastic, biting one-liners while I probably should have been doing my homework.

So, there was Daria. The show was a spinoff of MTV's other massive hit cartoon Beavis and Butt-Head, in which she appeared as a running character. It followed Daria Morgendorffer and her family's move to Lawndale, where the 16-year-old would begin her sophomore year in high school. In a 1999 New York Times article,
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Tracee Ellis Ross to Voice Lead in MTV’s ‘Daria’ Spinoff ‘Jodie’

  • The Wrap
MTV has enlisted “Black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross to voice the lead in its upcoming “Daria” spinoff series, “Jodie,” the network said Thursday.

The first in a planned series of spinoffs based on the iconic ’90s animated series, “Jodie” will center on Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon, a fan-favorite African American character from the original series credited with helping to shape a generation of women. The new series will follow the character “as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech.”

“Insecure” alum Grace Nkenge Edwards is the creator and head writer on the series, with Ross serving as executive producer. MTV’s Trevor Rose, Morgana Rosenberg and Amy Doyle will also executive produce.

Also Read: MTV's 'Are You The One?' Introduces Sexually Fluid Cast in Season 8

“I am thrilled to bring this project to life with MTV, both as
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Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff Series at MTV

  • Variety
Tracee Ellis Ross to Star in, Executive Produce ‘Daria’ Spinoff Series at MTV
Tracee Ellis Ross is set to play a prominent role, both as a star and executive producer, in MTV’s upcoming adult animated series “Jodie.”

The series is a reimagining of the classic animated show “Daria,” and is described as a satire of the post college workplace and personal adventures of Gen Z. “Daria” was itself inspired by MTV’s “Beavis and Butthead,” based on the widespread appeal of the Daria Morgendorffer character whose wry wisdom was beyond her high school years.

The new series will center around Daria’s good friend Jodie Landon (Ellis Ross), an African American character from the original series. Viewers will follow her as she comes into her own and enters the workplace in her first post-college job in tech. Other former students from Lawndale High School will also appear.

MTV originally announced the new series would be a re-imagination of the “Daria” series which would feature the titular character.
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Tracee Ellis Ross to Lead 'Daria' Spinoff as MTV Studios Looks to Build Animated Franchise

MTV Studios' new take on Daria is coming into focus.

The Viacom-owned cable network's studio counterpart has tapped Emmy winner Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) to voice and executive produce Jodie, the first in a series of spinoffs based on the beloved animated comedy Daria. A network is not yet attached.

Jodie is the first in what MTV Studios hopes will become the "Daria universe," which in success would feature multiple TV series and films and honor the history of MTV Animation. Additional details about other series and films were not available.

A new take on Daria was first announced a year ago,...
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Dear SNL, Please Make These Game of Thrones Spinoff Parodies Into Actual Shows - Thanks!

Games of Thrones might be ending after this upcoming season, but Saturday Night Live has some suggestions that could help the show live on even longer. On April 6, SNL pitched a few prequels, sequels, and spinoffs that are inspired by the fantasy drama. There's already an actual prequel in the works at HBO, but that didn't stop the folks at Studio 8H from proposing their ideas. And while these are just parodies, they actually sound pretty interesting.

Some of the best ones include a cartoon program about Arya (inspired by the '90s series Daria), a show in which the characters roast each other in a rap battle á la MTV's Wild 'N Out, and - my personal favorite - a crime series called Game of Thrones: Special Victims Unit where Mariska Hargitay and Ice T (who casually made an appearance in the sketch) solve heinous cases in Rhaenys's Hill.
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‘SNL’ Previews the ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs With Help From Mariska Hargitay and Ice-t

‘SNL’ Previews the ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs With Help From Mariska Hargitay and Ice-t
No one knows how “Game of Thrones” ends, but we all know what comes next: “Game of Thrones” spinoffs. The first, which stars Naomi Watts and takes place long before the War of the Five Kings, has already been announced by HBO, but what else might we see? “Saturday Night Live” has some ideas, and it introduced them with the help of host Kit Harington last night.

First up is “Castle Black,” described by the narrator as “a sexy, moody drama about forbidden love.” It features Jon Snow and a female White Walker (Heidi Gardner) who appears pretty upset with the former Lord Commander. “You promised that when winter came, you would tell your friends about me — about us,” she says to him. “Well, winter’s here, Jon.”

“It’s not that simple,” he replies. “You’re dead.”

“You were dead, too!”

“That was different and you know it!”

We
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‘SNL’ Parodies ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs (Watch)

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‘SNL’ Parodies ‘Game of Thrones’ Spinoffs (Watch)
With “Game of Thrones” star Kit Harington hosting the April 6 episode of “Saturday Night Live,” it was inevitable the late-night NBC series would parody his HBO epic. But rather than take on the final season of the series, “SNL” instead looked ahead at the “prequels, sequels and spinoffs” still to come.

First up was Harington starring in a clip from the fictional “Castle Black,” a “sexy, moody drama about forbidden love.” In it, his “Game of Thrones” character Jon Snow was in a relationship with a White Walker (played by Heidi Gardner), who lamented that after winter came, he was supposed to finally tell everyone about them but had failed to.

“It’s not that simple,” he said. “You’re dead.”

When she retorted that he was dead, too, he said, “That was different, and you know it.” In an attempt to earn his affection back, she began disrobing.

Another
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Shazam! blind bag collection unveiled by Monogram

Monogram Intl. have revealed its blind bag collection for the upcoming DC solo movie Shazam!, whcih includes mini figures for Shazam, Mary, Freddy, Pedro, Eugene, Daria, Dr. Sivana, Pride and Wrath, along with Shazam and Dr. Sivana chase variants; check them out here…

See Also: Zachary Levi originally passed on auditioning for Shazam!

#Shazam blind bag collection coming soon! Don't miss the new Shazam! movie, hitting theaters April 5th! pic.twitter.com/98GJxLKwWt

— Monogram Intl (@MonogramDirect) February 14, 2019

See Also: Get a sneak peek at DC’s Shazam! movie in new teaser

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—Shazam!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped,
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Ice Cube to Revive MTV’s ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Claymation Series

Ice Cube to Revive MTV’s ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Claymation Series
Ice Cube will team with MTV Studios on a revival of Celebrity Deathmatch, MTV’s beloved Claymation series that transformed music beefs and tabloid feuds into a violent, satirical battle to the death. The rapper will both star and, through his Cube Vision production company, executive produce the revival, with the series’ original creator Eric Vogel also on board as executive producer.

“Happy to once again be working with Viacom and MTV on a fan favorite like Celebrity Deathmatch and to continue our success together,” Ice Cube said in a statement.
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‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Revival in the Works at MTV Studios With Ice Cube Starring, Producing

  • Variety
MTV Studios has lined up “Celebrity Deathmatch” as its latest series revival.

Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive produce, with Ice Cube set to executive produce and star in the new take on the stop-motion animation series. Jeff Kwatinetz of Cube Vision will also executive produce with Ben Hurwitz co-executive producing. The new “Celebrity Deathmatch” will be available as a weekly series for an Svod or other network partner in 2019.

“We’re excited to grow our partnership with Ice Cube and Cube Vision to reimagine this fan favorite,” said Chris McCarthy, president of MTV, VH1 and Cmt. “’Deathmatch’ was the meme before memes, remains a hot topic on social media and will be a smart, funny way to tackle the over-the-top rhetoric of today’s pop culture where it belongs – in the wrestling ring.”

Celebrity Deathmatch” originally aired from 1998-2001 on MTV. It presented parodies of various celebrities as they engaged in brutal,
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MTV Studios Is Bringing Back ‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ With Ice Cube

  • The Wrap
MTV Studios is reaching back into its past to bring back another fan favorite. This time in the form of stop-motion animation.

The Viacom-owned company announced Wednesday morning it’s working on a reboot of “Celebrity Deathmatch,” the animated series that pitted like-minded celebrities against each other in fights that very often ended in gruesome deaths for one, if not both, of the fighters.

The new version will star Ice Cube, who will also executive- produce alongside his partner Jeff Kwatinetz through his Cube Vision production company. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive- produce as well, with additional showrunners and talent to be named shortly. The new version will be available as a weekly series for an exclusive streaming or premium broadcast partner in 2019, with MTV adding the franchise reboot will include consumer products, gaming and theatrical.

Also Read: MTV Launches 'Jersey Shore' YouTube Channel
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‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ Reboot In Works At MTV Studios With Ice Cube Set To Star

  • Deadline
MTV Studios is reviving another classic MTV series, Celebrity Deathmatch. The recently launched studio is developing a reimagined version of the cult-favorite claymation stop-motion satire that skewered celebrities, politicians and everyone in between during its famed original 1998-2002 run. Ice Cube is attached to star and will executive produce alongside his partner Jeff Kwatinetz through his Cube Vision production company. Series creator Eric Fogel will return to executive produce as well, with additional showrunners and talent to be named shortly.

The all-new Celebrity Deathmatch will be shopped as a weekly series to premium and streaming networks in 2019. The show is the first step in a plan for reinventing the franchise across consumer products, gaming, theatrical and more.

MTV in June announced the creation of MTV Studios with exploiting library IP as a main goal and an initial slate that included a reimagining of MTV’s animated comedy Daria, an update
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‘Undressed’ Series Reboot In Works At MTV Studios With Creator Roland Joffé As Network Extends Ratings Growth Streak

  • Deadline
Exclusive: The recently launched MTV Studios is planning to bring back another classic MTV series, Undressed, which explored the complicated dynamics of young adult relationships. Roland Joffé, the two-time Oscar nominated director who created and executive produced the influential scripted series, which aired 200 episodes from 1999-2002, is set to executive produce the reimagining, which is currently in development.

MTV in June announced the creation of MTV Studios with an initial slate that included a reimagining of MTV’s animated comedy Daria, an update of the unscripted series Made as well as a live-action remake of animated sci-fi series Aeon Flux and a return of the network’s reality series The Real World, largely for digital platforms.

Undressed is now joining the list of signature MTV titles that are being revived by MTV Studios on the heels of the studio’s deal with Facebook for the The Real World re-do.

The
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More “Designing Women” Could Be On the Way

“Designing Women” could be following in the footsteps of “Murphy Brown,” “Charmed,” and “Daria.” The Hollywood Reporter confirms the ’80s/’90s CBS sitcom could be the latest classic series to receive a reboot. Original series creator Linda Bloodworth-Thomason has reportedly been trying to get the new “Designing Women” going for months at Sony Pictures Television Studios. Jean Smart, Annie Potts, Dixie...
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Insights: In ‘Helping Helen Smash’, Laura Clery Finds A Massive Facebook Fanbase

Like many prominent online influencers, Laura Clery didn’t plan to be anything like an online influencer when she started her career. But her path to fame might be even more indirect and unlikely than most who’ve become part of the “millionaires club” of influencers with huge followings.

Six feet tall and lean as the nightmares of a Weight Watchers executive, Clery has the build, blond mane, and big eyes of a model. But her passport to stardom came through a Snapchat lens that smooshes those model looks into square-jawed slacker Helen Horbath and a menagerie of equally misshapen relatives with whom Helen amusingly bickers during her Facebook Watch show Help Helen Smash.

Clery’s big viral moment came more than a year ago, when she recorded Helen pitching a relentless string of seriously awful/funny pickup lines in an attempt to flirt with “Stephen,” a hunky yet horrified
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Pamela Post Named Scripted Head for MTV, VH1, Logo

  • Variety
Viacom veteran Pamela Post has been promoted to head of scripted programming for MTV, VH1, and Logo. In her new role, Post will lead scripted efforts for the three cable channels as well as the recently launched MTV Studios.

Post will continue to head the channel group’s West Coast office and serve as executive producer on “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Among the projects she will spearhead in her new role are upcoming revivals of “Aeon Flux” and “Daria,”

“Pam is a passionate and gifted storyteller with exceptional leadership skills,” said channel group general manager Amy Doyle, to whom Post will continue to report. “She continually inspires me and I know she will bring all of her energy and creativity to this expanded role.”

Post returns to the scripted world where she made her mark at Team Todd as VP of production, serving as associate producer for HBO’s “If
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