The CW’s ‘MADtv’ Revival Sets New Cast, July Premiere
Two months have passed since we learned that The CW’s MADTV reunion special had paid off into a full summer revival, and now the sketchy details have arrived. Not only do we know when in July the new iteration will hit, but so too do we have a look at the new cast.
Now set to premiere on Tuesday, July 26 at 9:00 P.M., the newest iteration of MADtv will feature among its cast @Midnight writer Chelsea Davidson, Todrick star Carlie Craig, Brooklyn Nine-Nine alum Lyric Lewis, Adam Ray, Life in Pieces star Michelle Ortiz, Wander Over Yonder vet Piotry Michael, Amir K and Jeremy D. Howard. No word yet on which returning alum will host the eight new episodes.
As to who might pitch in to host, there’s anyone from a pool of Suicide Squad star Ike Barinholtz, Family Guy voice Alex Borstein, Parks and Recreation favorite Mo Collins, Crista Flanagan, Anjelah Johnson, Nicole Randall Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Futurama favorite Phil LaMarr, Artie Lange, Bobby Lee, Michael McDonald, Arden Myrin, Nicole Parker, Eric Price, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Nicole Sullivan, Stephanie Weir and Debra Wilson, among others.
Also worth noting, The CW made 75 MADtv episodes available to stream on CW Seed as of January 5, to offer a taste of the series.. For those unfamiliar, MADtv began in 1995, running over 300 episodes until 2009, and winning five Emmys over its tenure.
The CW will likely have more details soon, but will MADtv in a new form live up to the original?