Make Way, Miss Swan: ‘MADtv’ To Air New Revival Episodes
Miss Swan might soon ascend again: a MADtv revival series is headed for The CW, and previous stars will return as guest hosts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, eight brand new hour-long episodes of the sketch comedy series — which introduced the likes of little Stuart, Dot Goddard and Antonia — are headed to the network with brand new cast members. MADtv originally ran from 1995 to 2009 on FOX and aired a 20th anniversary special on The CW in January that welcomed back 19 of its most notable alumni.
The show, which helped jump-start the careers of Alex Borstein, Nicole Sullivan, Keegan-Michael Key and others, has lived on since cancellation through YouTube clips and viral shares. Executive producer David E. Salzman said he hopes the show's revival will translate clearly to a social media audience.
"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."
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