Nine years after MADtv ended its 14-year run on Fox, the show is poised to make a comeback.
The CW announced on Monday that the Emmy-winning sketch comedy series is returning with eight hour-long episodes. Like the original series, the show will air late-night on Saturdays and be full of pop-culture parodies and off-the-wall humor.
“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,” said executive producer David Salzman in a press release.
The show had several on-going sketches, including the inquisitive oversized toddler Stuart, and the hilariously annoying Miss Swan. Some of the original program’s most notable cast members included Keegan Michael-Key, Jordan Peele, and Artie Lange.
Plenty of the original cast appeared in CW’s MADtv 20th anniversary special earlier this year, so hopefully they’re also in the reboot. Stay tuned for more details, including the as-yet-unannounced premiere date.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty