‘MADtv’ Is Getting a Revival on the CW

Thank you CW!

MADtv is coming back as a primetime series with eight new one-hour episodes featuring a new cast of sketch comedians. Although the premiere date has yet to be announced, the network reveals that former cast members will drop in from time to time to host new episodes. Some of the cast of the original MADtv include, Michael McDonald, Bobby Lee, Keegan-Michael Key, Debra Wilson, Will Sasso, Ike Barinholtz, Jordan Peele, and more.

“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,” executive producer/showrunner David Salzman said in a press release. “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.”

This revival just goes to prove that no TV show is dead forever. Let’s just hope that the year of reunions/revivals continues. Friends? Seinfeld? There are too many we want back.

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