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With all the fanfare surrounding Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary last season and the way that the SNL cast is killing it this season you
might have definitely forgot about another sketch comedy milestone coming up—the 20th anniversary of SNL's mid-90s to aughts competitor MADtv.
Of course, MADtv hasn't been on the air since 2009, but during its 14-season run on Fox it accumulated five Emmys, helped launch the careers of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, and gained its own devoted fans with its broader, wilder and certainly less-politcally-correct brand of sketch comedy.
Now the series is coming back, for one night only, for a 20th anniversary special coming to The CW (what, no love Fox?).
Deadline reports that the reunion special will feature 19 cast members from the show's run and air Jan. 12 at 8 p.m.
The alumni coming back include 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, Stephanie Weir and Debra Wilson.
According to Deadline's report, the plot of the reunion special is "the cast reunites to attend a glamorous award ceremony to honor the series, but in classic MADtv fashion, nothing goes as planned." What that possibly means for a sketch series, we have no idea.