One of television’s game-changing sketch comedy shows is returning for a brief stint. According to Deadline, MADtv will tickle your funny bone again when it airs all eight new episodes later this year, hosting former cast members which have yet to be announced.
The show debuted the introduction of a few of comedy’s mainstays like Keegan-Michael Key, Michael McDonald, Jordan Peele, Aries Spears and Debra Wilson. MADtv was launched in 1995 and saw a 14-season run on national television. In a statement, executive producer David E. Salzman spoke on the program’s impact.
“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,” he said. “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.”
Some of the pivotal sketches included characters like Stuart, Miss Swan, and Coach Hines.