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MADtv

Category: Variety Comedy/Sketch Comedy, Live Action, Variety Television Series

Created By: Quincy Jones, Fax Bahr, and Adam Small

Number of Seasons: 13

Number of Episodes: 306

Original Channel: FOX

Original Run: October 14, 1995 to Present

The show is an American sketch comedy television series based on the humor magazine, Mad. It was first broadcast on October 14, 1995. The one-hour show airs Saturday nights at 11 p.m. local time on Fox and is in syndication on Comedy Central. It was created by Fax Bahr and Adam Small, who wrote for In Living Color and are also responsible for Gary & Mike and Blue Collar TV. The series was originally produced by Bahr/Small Productions and Quincy Jones/David Salzman Entertainment (QDE) in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Since Bahr and Small left the series at the end of the third season (they are currently credited as "executive consultants"), the series has been handled by QDE and Warner Bros. Television. (Warner Bros.' parent company Time Warner owns Mad Magazine through its DC Comics subsidiary.)

 

 

 





Format

Previously, the show had opening and closing monologues from the cast. Episodes from recent seasons have monologues performed in character.

The show parodies other television shows such as the long-running game show The Price Is Right, with actors playing Bob Barker and Rod Roddy. It also spoofs celebrities like Wayne Brady, Kenny Rogers, and John Madden.

The show is a successor to FOX's previous sketch comedy program In Living Color. Fax Bahr and Adam Small were writers for In Living Color. Also, some MADtv sketches are based on ones from In Living Color.

Comparisons with NBC's Saturday Night Live are inevitable, given the two shows' similar formats and similar airtimes on Saturday night (MADtv runs from 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., while SNL runs from 11:30 p.m. to 1:00 a.m., both Eastern time). Having lasted now for more than a decade (13 years to SNL's 33), the show is the longest-running SNL competitor to date.

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MADtv Cast

Crista Flanagan (2005-present) Keegan-Michael Key (2004-present) Bobby Lee (2001-2008) Michael McDonald (1998-present) Arden Myrin (2005-present) Nicole Parker (2003-2008) Jordan Peele (2003-present) Johnny A. Sanchez (2007-present) Featured Members Daheli Hall (2008-present) Anjelah Johnson (2007-2008) Dan Oster (2007-present)



Notable Tenures

Although the show has a rapid turnover of supporting players, some performers have had long tenures with the show. Few have broken the seven-year barrier. Among the longest-serving cast members are:

Cast Member

Michael McDonald

Aries Spears

Debra Wilson

Bobby Lee



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Reruns of MADtv

Comedy Central added re-runs of the show to its line-up in 2004 (replacing repeat episodes of Saturday Night Live, which had moved to the E! network). Comedy Central initially had the right to air Seasons 1-8. In late 2004, the channel obtained the rights to Season 9, and in 2005 obtained the rights to Season 10. Recently, the network has picked up the rights to the 11th season of the show and has begun airing those episodes.



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TNN aired MADtv from 1999 to 2001 and aired the first six seasons of the show only. All episodes were cut from one hour to 30 minutes when aired on TNN.

The show has also been aired on several local television channels, but it is usually heavily edited due to content.



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