‘Mad TV’ Gets Cancelled

Fox ends the sketch comedy series after almost 14 seasons.
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‘Mad TV’ Gets Cancelled

Fox has brought it's late-night sketch comedy series to an end. According to Variety, MadTV will end its run at the end of this season. However, much like Fox's recently-cancelled King of the Hill, there seems to be interest in continuing the series on another network.

"There's been great interest in recent years," said executive producer David Salzman. "We've had a number of networks inquire as to whether the show was coming off Fox and saying that they'd be interested. We have not started to talk to them yet, but now is the time to begin those conversations. I think we have real prospects, but you never know, especially given the economy."

The series received a shortened season order this season, with production set to end in December, but Fox decided to break the news now, in order for the show to prepare its final send-off.

"This will give us a proper sendoff, a chance to promote the finale and bring back old cast members," Salzman said.

The reason for the cancellation appears to be strictly a financial decision.

"They said it was too expensive for a daypart where dollars have been shrinking," he said. "Their thought was, the show is what the show is, and that essence needs to be maintained -- but it's hard to produce as big and ambitious a show as ours for less money than they're paying now."

Sources:Variety

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  • borthy69 • 6 years ago

    I can't believe this either..I can't believe these actors ask for more money... if i was on tv I would be happy to make people laugh and i would never ask for a raise.. in fact, if indeed MAD TV is picked up by comedy central or another channel, look me up, I am a great comedian and understand the dark humor of mad tv... Robby OUT

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    • epsalon • 7 years ago

      Wow this is weird. I thought this show would never end. LOL

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      • lankstun • 7 years ago

        oh that sucks but i wasnt born ti 1992

        i didnt even start watching seinfeld til 1996

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        • taberjohnson18 • 7 years ago

          Ha. Awesome. This sucked so bad.

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          • vampire2000 • 7 years ago

            Ha! About f*cking time this happened. YES. I AM serious. DEAD serious in fact.

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            • justbink07 • 7 years ago

              I just hope the finale has a good sketch with Will Sasso playing Steven Segul haha.

              "wrong answer" lol

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              • 2movieguys • 7 years ago

                WOW!!! Mad TV Gets Cancelled....I didn't think this show was still on the air!

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                • thedarkknight23 • 7 years ago

                  AW THAT SUCKS King of the Hill got cancelled that sucks

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                  • jcisawesome • 7 years ago

                    lol Good. This show went bad years ago.

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                    • theboywhocriedsequel • 7 years ago

                      i hope some of the MAD TV cast finds some more work on TV i enjoyed them, but i can see why the show would get canceled

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                      • slysnide • 7 years ago

                        Wow. This show's been on how long? And they're cancelling due to the fiscal state of the economy? Which is affecting them of all people?

                        This is on for like, 2hrs from 7-9am every Saturday & Sunday morning on Comedy Central. It's the kinda show that you only watch when there's nothing else on. lol!

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                        • mcleve02 • 7 years ago

                          this show has tried for years to keep up with Saturday Night Live and just never could. I'm glad its gone

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                          • indianajones • 7 years ago

                            good.

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                            • johnnyblazetb82 • 7 years ago

                              this crappy show is a poor mans SNL. starring lame c list comediens who are all still waiting for there big break. this unfunny often racist show shouldeve been cancelled 14 years ago.

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                              • err2005 • 7 years ago

                                you ever heard of abc's friday nights?

                                it was a snl-like sketch comedy show from abc that aired for a few years in the early 80's, and its ratings far exceeded that of snl, yet it got yanked so that abc could air an extra night of "nightline" or whatever their late night news show is.

                                i'm just saying, even if madtv had come about earlier it might still be getting the boot today. sometimes networks just make bad decisions about what shows to keep and which to cancel.

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                                • lankstun • 7 years ago

                                  i loved that show

                                  it would have never got cancelled if it came on earlier

                                  man they are cancelling anything nowadays

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                                  • tronticon • 7 years ago

                                    Nooo.. I liked MadTV.. Oh well!

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                                    • err2005 • 7 years ago

                                      @ikilledbilltwice

                                      (i like your avatar, by the way)

                                      i have to respectfully disagree with your statement "these type of shows have lived out their welcome", ive always been a huge fan of sketch comedy.

                                      shows like snl, madtv, mr show, kids in the hall, & sctv have all found a permanant place in my dvd collection. hell i even liked the mary tyler moore and the tracy ulman sketch shows that were on tv when i was a wee tike.

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                                      • err2005 • 7 years ago

                                        i really like mad tv even though i only ever watch the first half before snl starts. they have some great castmembers, in my opinion.

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                                        • ikilledbill2wice • 7 years ago

                                          it had its moments but this show really has gone down hill along with SNL. im waiting for that to get cancelled soon. does anyone remember the "political sketch" with that random guy just screaming "fix it!" ...f*cking lame. not creative or funny. these type of shows have lived out their welcome. along with reality TV.

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