Just when you thought the nostalgic television show revival trend was ending, the CW revealed they will be bringing back MADtv. The sketch comedy series, which first aired on FOX, will be revived with a brand-new cast and special guest appearances from returning cast members.
No word of when the series will premiere, but the network picked up eight hour-long episodes for the pilot season. The announcement comes after the series revival of Gilmore Girls and Fuller House, and not to mention the never-ending rollout of revamped Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network shows.
Executive producer David E. Salzman shared with The Hollywood Reporter:
“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.”
MADtv ran from 1995 to 2009 and made comedians like Alex Borstein, Debra Wilson, Mo Collins, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele and Michael McDonald household names. Back in January, the series celebrated their 20th anniversary on the CW (of course) with a reunion special. Check out a few classic MADtv moments below: