MADtv Reunion Special

MADtv Cast Reuniting for 20th Anniversary Special in January

A flock of familiar funny faces are coming to The CW next month — and at least one of them is guaranteed to look-a like-a man.

The one-hour MADtv 20th Anniversary Reunion special (Jan. 12, 8/7c) will reunite 19 stars of the Fox sketch comedy series, which ran from 1995 to 2009. Per The CW, “the cast reunites to attend a glamorous award ceremony to honor the series, but in classic MADtv fashion, nothing goes as planned.”

The following alumni — some of whom will reprise their classic characters — are slated to appear: Ike Barinholtz, Alex Borstein, Mo Collins, Crista Flanagan, Anjelah Johnson, Nicole Randall Johnson, Keegan-Michael Key, Phil LaMarr, Artie Lange, Bobby Lee, Michael McDonald, Arden Myrin, Nicole Parker, Eric Price, Will Sasso, Aries Spears, Nicole Sullivan, Stephnie Weir and Debra Wilson.

Will you be attending this star-studded reunion? Which characters are you hoping to see back on screen? Drop a comment with your thoughts below.

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  1. Daya says:

    DirecTV doesn’t carry CW (or at least mine doesn’t), so I’ll be watching online.

    I’m excited, though I wonder why Nelson Ascencio isn’t dropping by now that Hunger Games is over? I had SUCH a crush on him back in the day. <3

    • Sandy says:

      on our DirectTV CW is Kasw-tv 61 …

      • Daya says:

        Hence “at least mine doesn’t”. (I guess it’s not package-based…I looked at the entire list.) I haven’t had access to the CW since I had my antenna.

        • Liberi says:

          I’m in MS and have AT&T’s Uverse and we don’t get the local CW affiliate because it has something to do with the local cable company CableOne. So instead we get a CW affiliate from Louisiana.

          • Daya says:

            You know, I’ll bet that’s it here, too. I just checked the lineup with the cable provider and they have it. (But we live in the sticks, which is why we don’t have cable!)

    • CW is a conglomerate of CBS and Warner Brothers C(BS) W(arner Brothers.) If Time Warner is your local cable provider, that would explain why you can’t get CW on DirecTV.

  2. Ian says:

    I am so there. Loved MadTV back in the day, and Ive cursed SNL every year its gone on while Mad hasnt. Cannot wait.

  3. Steven says:

    I’m so excited for this! I hope The CW might pick up new episodes if this works. MadTV was awesome and much better than SNL for a time.

  4. nabocane says:

    I’d watch Nicole Sullivan do her laundry.

  5. MzTeaze says:

    This should be fun.

  6. Kate says:

    Phew, I saw 20th anniversary and hoped it wasn’t the end they were celebrating.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Ms. Swan, Lorraine & Stewart were my favorites!!!!!

  8. Will says:

    Why isn’t this airing on FOX where the series ran? I’ll tune in, and I get The CW but still confused as to the channel change…

  9. Chris says:

    Mad TV was way better than SNL, especially current SNL.

  10. steven says:

    Why not FOX?

  11. Jared says:

    Is it possible for Debra Wilson to do “Whitney in Heaven?”
    Definitely need a Mo Collins as Laverne sketch!
    Crazy talented cast!

  12. Glad to see that Artie is going to attend

  13. HAP says:

    No Jordan Peele?

  14. dj says:

    CAN’T WAIT..this show is sooooo much better than SNL. Wish it was coming back as a series

  15. Sara says:

    Very happy to see Debra Wilson again

  16. Dave Almeida says:

    WhAT? No Orlando Jones???

  17. AngelWasHere says:

    I loved this show! I was always mad (haha pun) that this show was cancelled over SNL.

  18. Christine says:

    Ms.Swan and Stewart and anything Bobby Lee would do

  19. Sabrina Rodriguez says:

    I wanna see Stewie….”look what I can do”!!!
    My favorite character of all!
    Looking forward to seeing All the cast!

  20. Joey Padron says:

    Good news the cast are reuniting for a special. Glad The CW are gonna air the special.

  21. Cherise says:

    Whoohoo! Can’t wait! One of my absolute favorite shows ever! Sorely missed, and much needed joy!

  22. Tom Gould says:

    Ms. Swan, Michael Jackson, Stewart and Lorraine.

  23. Allison says:

    Dot and Mrs Campbell! !

  24. JohnnySueded says:

    What about Bryan Callen? Cabana Boy!!!!

  25. jeremy says:

    Stewart “no I don’t want to” lol I’m down it will be recorded got to work

  26. Heincke says:

    Stewart. Need I say more?

  27. matty says:

    Why is this going to air on The CW and not Fox? Also, why in the world is this show not available on any streaming service? It seems tailor made for Hulu!

    • Produced by Warner Bros, which is one half the CW. It’s the same reason as to why Whose Line Is It Anyway ended up on The CW and not ABC.

      They will supposedly be putting up classic MadTV episodes on their streaming service CWSeed, hence why they are doing this special.

  28. Heidi says:

    I can’t wait…So excited!

  29. Jennifer salinas says:

    Yes love it

  30. Ray says:

    This could be epic.

  31. Time for my Ms. Swan impersonation! Wild dogs could drag me off and chew me hands off and I still would not miss it! Wish I could be there live! Would be dream come true!

  32. Ms. Swan, Lorraine, Stewart, and the old lady portrayed by Stephanie Weir.

  33. Cathy Dixon says:

    Bring back Bon Qui Qui or she will cut you!!

  34. Ben says:


  35. steve says:

    I miss Mad TV so much. FOX has idiots running that network !!!! The show should have NEVER been cancelled. They kept preempting the show or not showing it all in favor of football or whatever other stupid program they wanted to show. CW pick up the series and bring it back !!!

  36. Rene says:

    No Brian Callen? :(

  37. Gina says:

    This was an excellent show! It was funnier than SNL. So many memorable characters! Lots of fresh ideas! Who ever ended it should get coal in their Christmas stocking!

  38. This should be great. As others have mentioned, I’m gonna love seeing Ms. Swan and Stewart. I can already hear him saying “Look what I can do!” and Ms. Swan telling someone “No, no, no” about some-ting. Ha!

    Put me down for any In Living Color reunion that pops up, too- they think some guys on TV these days are funny, but if any try takin’ the comedy titles from the champs on MADTv and ILC, they’ll be in a world of hurt- ’cause Homey don’t play dat!

  39. Angie says:

    Doreen and Stuart! Lorraine! I love Mo Collins!!

  40. latasha says:

    Michael McDonald he so funny when he play Stewart

  41. Beth Tuveng says:

    Love Stuart he was my favorite

  42. Sarah says:

    One of my favorites was the UPS guy. My other one was Keegan’s character that would take it to “a whole nother level”.. I believe he also introduced the substitute teacher on the show as well..

  43. Kellie says:

    Orlando Jones??? Jordan Peele??

  44. S says:

    The women on MADtv always made me laugh the most. The men on the list are/were talented as well, but I am excited about seeing the women on that list return to TV as part of the MADtv cast.

  45. Debbe Croneis says:

    I can NOT wait!! “Look what I can Do?” will be like sweet, sweet music to my ears!

  46. alexs5594 says:

    Yay for MADtv! I can’t wait to see ms. Swan and Leona Campbell! And I hope to see some very tasteful celebrity impressions. Hope it’ll be as fun to watch as the SNL 40th anniversary.

  47. Marlon says:

    Literally have been waiting for this since the shows ending. Was never an SNL guy, it’s either or! How can I attend? Lol.

  48. Dennis says:

    This literally made my day. Thank you so much for posting this!! YAY!!!