"MADtv" is returning to television, making the jump to primetime on The CW.

The Emmy Award-winning sketch comedy series is back with its signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor, starring up-and-coming comedy voices and featuring special appearances from returning cast members of the original late-night series as hosts of each episode. The cast includes Adam Ray, Amir K, Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Lyric Lewis, Michelle Ortiz and Piotr Michael.

Noted for its signature characters, celebrity impersonations and on-the-edge pop-culture sendups, the original long-running series aired more than 300 episodes in 14 seasons and featured hundreds of guest stars and musical acts, which will continue with the new series. Stars appearing on the original 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.

Produced by Quincy Jones & David Salzman Entertainment (QDE), the landmark parody series gave comedy starts to some of today's most well-known faces, including Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele of "Key & Peele," Orlando Jones ("Sleepy Hollow's"), Simon Helberg ("The Big Bang Theory"), Ike Barinholtz ("The Mindy Project"), Alex Borstein ("Family Guy") and many more.

The new "MADtv" is produced by Telepictures, with executive producers David E. Salzman, Mark Teitelbaum, and John Montgomery.


Network: The CW
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: October 14, 1995
Seasons: 15
Production Company: Telepictures

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