'MADtv' Returning for Eight New Episodes

'MADtv' Returning for Eight New Episodes
Television's love affair with sketch comedy continues, as the long-running weekly program MADtv is officially set for a revival.

Earlier this year, MADtv was celebrated with a 20th anniversary special. Rather than leave it at that, the CW has now renewed the show for a new season. It'll be made up of eight episodes.

It's unclear who exactly will be involved with the cast of the show, but The Hollywood Reporter explains that the new MADtv will feature both new and returning players.

Executive producer David E. Salzman offered the following statement about the reboot:

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. 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.