MADtv is coming BACK to TV. The sketch comedy series debuted in 1995 on FOX and aired for 14 seasons. The show featured actors/comedians such as Alex Borstein, Orlando Jones, Keegan-Michael Key, Phil LaMarr, Jordan Peele and Nicole Sullivan. MADtv earned 45 Emmy Award nominations before being canceled in 2009.
Now, The CW is bringing the series back. The network ordered eight new one-hour episodes. The primetime revival will feature new and returning cast members. Showrunner David E. Salzman said in a statement:
“The MADtv franchise is as vibrant as ever thanks largely to social and digital media appealing to a fan base numbering in the millions that relates to the show’s brand of authentic and irreverent cross-cultural comedy. We will continue to present the hard-hitting, laugh-out-loud, wall-to-wall pop culture parody our fans expect, but in a fresh, new way.”
No word on a premier date. Episodes from MADtv’s original run are available on The CW’s digital network CW Seed.