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Fox cancelled the popular sketch comedy show back in 2009 after finding the show’s production too expensive to continue.

 

The CW is bringing back iconic sketch show “MadTV” for an eight-episode primetime run.

The new “MadTV” will cast up-and-coming comedic actors alongside returning cast members who act as hosts. Original executive producer David E. Salzman will return as the showrunner, Deadline reported.

No premiere date or names of returning cast members have been announced at this time.

The decision to bring the sketch show back was partially influenced by how well The CW’s retrospective “Mad TV” special did back in January. The one-hour program was watched by 1.7 million viewers, a good amount by CW’s standards.

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“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,” Salzman said in a statement. “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.”

 

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