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Mad TV is getting revived for The CW

Mad TV is getting revived for The CW

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Seven years after its cancellation, Mad TV is making a comeback. Deadline reports that The CW has picked up the sketch comedy series for an eight-episode run on the network. There's no word yet on when the series will debut, but the show will feature new comics, as well as old cast members who will return to host each hour-long episode.

Where Key and Peele got their start

Mad TV first aired back in 1995, at the height of a sketch comedy boom that included classics like In Living Color, Mr. Show with Bob and David, and The State. (Saturday Night Live was around, obviously, but that show is eternal.) The show ran for 14 seasons before getting cancelled in 2009, winning five Emmys along the way and launching the careers of such talents as Family Guy's Alex Borstein, voice actor Phil LaMarr, and both Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele.

The series also recently enjoyed its 20th anniversary, and The CW aired a one-hour special in January to celebrate. Though ratings were low, the reception from fans was probably warm enough to move forward with plans for the series.