BURBANK, Calif. (CW) – With its signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor, MADtv returns to television with an all-new series, making its debut on The CW Network on Tuesday, July 26 (9:00-10:00pm ET/PT). The Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series stars eight new cutting-edge comedic performers. In addition, the new series will also feature cast members of the original late-night series appearing as special guest stars in each episode reprising some of MADtv’s most popular characters.
Executive producer/showrunner David E. Salzman said: “MADtv is all about the cast and their characters. We have double-barreled strength, an amazing new cast of eight, plus fan favorites from our original 14 seasons who will also appear on our new series for The CW.”
Classic episodes from fourteen seasons of the show’s original run are currently available for streaming on CW Seed, the CW’s digital network. The CW also recently aired MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion special, featuring classic moments from the original series and new material with 19 returning cast members
MADtv is produced by Telepictures, with executive producers David E. Salzman, Mark Teitelbaum and John Montgomery.
Airing more than 300 episodes in 14 seasons, the long-running series noted for its signature characters, celebrity impersonations and on-the-edge pop-culture sendups also featured hundreds of guest stars and musical acts, which will continue with the new series. Stars appearing on the original MADtv included Pamela Anderson, Kathy Bates, Warren Beatty, Halle Berry, Beyoncé, Jack Black, George Carlin, Jackie Chan, Don Cheadle, Kelly Clarkson, Rob Corddry, Seth Green, Green Day, Dustin Hoffman, Dennis Hopper, Jay Z, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the Kardashians, Mila Kunis, LL Cool J, Avril Lavigne, Adam Levine, Ludacris, Marilyn Manson, Alanis Morissette, Nelly, No Doubt, Shaquille O’Neal, Queen Latifah, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Michael Rapaport, Leah Remini, Ryan Reynolds, Tim Robbins, Ray Romano, Susan Sarandon, Ryan Seacrest, Martin Short, Jessica Simpson, Gwen Stefani, Usher, Kate Walsh, Fred Willard — and the list goes on.
Originally produced by QDE — Quincy Jones & David Salzman Entertainment — the Emmy® Award-winning landmark sketch parody, inspired by the iconic MAD Magazine, stars eight new cutting-edge comedic performers. The original series gave comedy starts to some of today’s most well-known faces, including Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”), Orlando Jones (“Sleepy Hollow”), Simon Helberg (“The Big Bang Theory”), Ike Barinholtz (“The Mindy Project”), Alex Borstein (“Family Guy”) and many more.