Ren and Stimpy return with 9 new episodes in 2003!05-16-2002 09:35 PM by Matt Wilson TNN originally made the announcement of a brand new adult-animation block on their network to launch in 2003. It would be featuring cartoons like Stripperella, Gary the Rat, and, what seemed to be the biggest surprise, Spumco’s Ren and Stimpy.. It was then mentioned by Jerry Beck at Cartoon Research that TNN was in talks with John Kricfalusi to direct new episodes. And now, the deal has been secured. John K. signed a deal with TNN this Tuesday to direct not only 9 half-hour episodes of Ren and Stimpy, but even a made-for-TV movie as well! Beck reports that John is already at work on the storyboarding, but there is no information as to whether Billy West will be called back to play the role of Stimpy, or a replacement actor will be found. So gather together your magic nose goblin collection, your “Don’t Whiz on the Electric Fence” home game, and your local circus midget, and get set to enjoy Ren and Stimpy all over again, next year! Joy!