The CW plots MadTV revival, with original cast members hosting

madtv revival cw key and peele cast 2006
If you’re a fan of former sketch comedy show MADtv, get ready for some nostalgia as the program will be coming to the CW for a limited-run event.

The Warner Bros.-owned network will air eight, one-hour episodes featuring a new cast, with each hosted by a former cast member. Which cast members will host has not yet been revealed, but the eight episodes should allow for each of the fan favorites to make a return.

Running for 14 seasons on Fox, from 1995-2009, MADtv was inspired by Mad Magazine, and served as a sort of mix between Saturday Night Live and In Living Color. It offered up hilarious recurring skits that targeted celebrities and popular culture. The show also spawned some seriously humorous characters of its own, like Michael McDonald’s creepy manchild Stuart, Alex Bornstein’s Ms. Swan, and Keegan-Michael Key’s limber and spastic Coach Hines. The show was performed in front of a live studio audience.

MadTV helped catapult the careers of several comedians, including Key who, along with former cast member Jordan Peele, went on to create the highly-successful sketch comedy show Key & Peele. Ike Barinholtz, cast member from 2002-2007, was most recently seen in the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler comedy Sisters and Hulu’s (formerly Fox’s) The Mindy Project. Appearing on 127 episodes of the show from 1997-2009, Alex Borstein went on to voice the character of Lois Griffin on Family Guy for the past 17 years.

Related: Thousands of movies and TV shows on Amazon Video. Try it free for 30-days.

In January, the CW aired a one-hour special to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the show, with several original cast members returning, including McDonald and Borstein, as well as Mo Collins.

Fans can see all 14 seasons of the show on The CW’s digital network, CW Seed. The network appears to be making a serious play into sketch comedy, having also revived Whose Line Is It Anyway? back in 2013. MADtv is produced by Telepictures, which is owned by Warner Bros. David E. Salzman, who served as executive producer of the original series, will again serve as executive producer and showrunner for the revival.

There’s no word yet on when exactly the eight episodes will air, nor whether The CW intends to bring the show back beyond the eight. For now, here’s hoping that the original cast members who appear to host will resurrect some of those iconic characters we’ve been missing for the past nine years since MADtv went off the air.

Movies & TV

NBCUniversal will launch its own streaming service in 2020

NBCU is prepping a streaming service filled with its original content for a debut sometime next year, meaning that Michael, Dwight, and the rest of the Scranton crew might be moving to a new home.
Home Theater

The best movies on Netflix in December, from 'Buster Scruggs’ to 'Roma'

Save yourself from hours wasted scrolling through Netflix's massive library by checking out our picks for the streamer's best movies available right now, whether you're into explosive action, witty humor, or anything else.
Movies & TV

The best shows on Netflix, from 'Haunting of Hill House’ to ‘Norsemen’

Looking for a new show to binge? Lucky for you, we've curated a list of the best shows on Netflix, whether you're a fan of outlandish anime, dramatic period pieces, or shows that leave you questioning what lies beyond.

If we get a Nintendo 64 Classic, it needs to have these games

The Nintendo 64 introduced a long list of top-tier games, but which were the iconic platform's best? From Mario Party to Ocarina of Time to NFL Blitz, check out our picks for the best N64 games.
Home Theater

Not chill: Netflix is hiking prices across all its tiers

Netflix has to get the billions of dollars it's spending on new content from somewhere. The streaming giant announced price hikes across the board, raising its monthly rates between $1 and $2 per tier in the next few months.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Home Theater

Sling TV offers free shows, a la carte subscription channels to Roku users

If you are among a select group of Roku users, Sling TV has added free TV shows and the option to subscribe to individual channels without having to subscribe to the company's base level of channels.

Break out the Wii: ‘Just Dance’ movie reportedly in the works

Sony's Screen Gems has reportedly acquired the film rights to the Just Dance video game series from Ubisoft, which previously helped bring the game Assassin's Creed to the big screen in 2016.
Movies & TV

Apple’s first original feature film reunites Bill Murray, Sofia Coppola

The Lost in Translation team of Sofia Coppola and Bill Murray will reunite with their A Very Murray Christmas collaborator Rashida Jones for On the Rocks, Apple and studio A24's first official feature together.
Movies & TV

You can get a screaming deal on LG OLED TVs just in time for the Super Bowl

LG is offering steep discounts on its critically acclaimed OLED TV models just in time for the Super Bowl, letting discerning viewers watch their favorite athletes with higher picture quality than ever.
Movies & TV

Jason Reitman’s ‘Ghostbusters’ sequel already has a creepy teaser trailer

Jason Reitman, son of Ghostbusters director Ivan Reitman, has secretly co-written a follow-up to the 1984 supernatural comedy. Filming begins this summer, but it's not clear if the original Ghostbusters will reprise their roles.
Movies & TV

From premiere date to footage: Here's all we have on 'Game of Thrones' season 8

With the eighth and final season looming, Game of Thrones fever has officially become a pandemic. Our list of all the relevant news and rumors will help make the wait more bearable, if you don't mind spoilers.
Movies & TV

Netflix recruits Steve Carell for the Trump-inspired comedy ‘Space Force’

Steve Carell, Netflix, and The Office showrunner Greg Daniels are teaming up for Space Force, a workplace comedy poking fun at the Trump White House's plans to establish a sixth branch of the U.S. military.
Home Theater

Cutting the cord? Let us help you find the best service for live TV streaming

There's a long list of live TV streaming services available to help you cut the cord and replace your traditional TV subscription. Each is different in important ways, and this guide will help you find the best one for you.