The sketch comedy series returns with eight hour-long episodes for a primetime run:
Like the original series, which aired in late-night on Saturdays, the revival will feature MadTV‘s signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor, and it too will star up-and-coming new comedy voices. The new series also will acknowledge its past, featuring special appearances from returning cast members of the original series as hosts of each episode. The names of the former cast members set to return are still TBD.
Returning exec producer David E. Salzman said of the revival:
“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.”