MADtv may have gone off the air in 2009, but it has definitely not been forgotten. And now, 20 years since its 1995 premiere, the cast is coming together again for an hour-long special to look back on the highlights of the Emmy-winning series, the CW announced Wednesday.
The reunion special will air on the CW on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET, and will bring back 19 of the show’s cast members. The special will have the cast members coming together for an awards ceremony meant to honor MADtv, which of course goes horribly wrong, and throughout that some of the most memorable sketches will be shown.
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Many of MADtv’s alumni have gone on to make a much larger name for themselves in recent years. In particular, Keegan-Michael Key started up the wildly successful Key & Peele, Ike Barinholtz landed a fan favorite role on The Mindy Project, and Alex Borstein has shown her range on the acclaimed HBO series Getting On. These three will be back for the reunion, along with Mo Collins, Crista Flanagan, Anjelah Johnson, Nicole Randall Johnson, Phil LaMarr, Artie Lange, Bobby Lee, Michael McDonald, Arden Myrin, Nicole Parker, Eric Price, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Nicole Sullivan, and Stephnie Weir.
And the MADtv love doesn’t end there. Starting Jan. 5, CW Seed will begin streaming 75 favorite MADtv episodes exclusively.
MADtv 20th Anniversary Special will air on the CW on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET.