13 items from 2016
MADtv may seem like a flawless, professional machine — but believe it or not, things can go wrong.
In advance of Tuesday’s new episode — which features returning all-stars Mo Collins and Nicole Sullivan — TVLine has an exclusive outtake from Ike Barinholtz and Bobby Lee’s Shark Tank sketch, in which the actors have some trouble with… a lot of things, actually.
MADtv airs Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW.
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It look-a like Ms. Swan is getting back to her roots.
— Alex Borstein (@AlexBorstein) August 18, 2016
TVLine has confirmed that Borstein will return for an upcoming episode, though an airdate is still unknown.
RelatedArrow, Flash, Supergirl and Legends Put Their Best Feet Forward in 4-Way Crossover Teaser Photo
The alum of Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf and Star-Crossed will guest-star and potentially recur during Season 3 of the CW hit as Caitlin’s mom, Dr. Carla Tannhauser, a world-class biomedical engineer, EW.com reports.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is still famously “bonkers,” but whereas its freshman run saw a hodgepodge group evolve into heroes, Season 2 will steer them toward being, as the title says, legends.
RelatedLegends of Tomorrow @ Comic-Con: Vengeful Canary, Rory Unleashed, Oliver Queen Cameo and More
Visiting Michael Ausiello at TVLine’s Comic-Con studio presented by Zte, executive producer Marc Guggenheim said the CW series’ upcoming run (premiering Thursday, Oct. 13) is about “rebuilding from the ground up,” throwing Rip, Sara, Mick et al into a new mission as makeshift time cops. After vanquishing the crooked Time Masters, “They were left holding the bag, »
Another O.G. MADtv star is paying a visit to The CW’s revival series — and this one’s real cute.
During her time on the show, Collins crafted a number of beloved characters, including the manic Trina and Doreen, the high-haired angel who birthed Stuart. But neither can hold »
While some iZombie fans are counting down the days until Liv and Major’s inevitable reunion, one executive producer has another pairing on the brain: Liv and… Peyton?
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“They’re both fine actresses … and their chemistry is really good,” Diane Ruggiero-Wright joked — at least we think she was joking — during the cast’s interview at TVLine’s Comic-Con suite, presented by Zte. (For what it’s worth, star Rose McIver added that she’d be “down for a woman” as one of Liv’s love interests, so we »
Unlikely Bff alert: Kara Zor-El and… Lex Luthor’s kid sis?!
Beautiful, powerful, and enigmatic, Lena arrives in National City on the heels of brother Lex’s incarceration hoping for a fresh start. Lena has taken over as CEO of her family’s billion-dollar-tech company, Luthor Corp, which has been tarnished by Lex’s evil infamy. Her goal? To re-brand the empire as a force for good. Lena wants »
ABC is making room for a pair of very funny ladies on its 2016–2017 schedule.
The network on Thursday announced series orders for Downward Dog, starring Fargo‘s Allison Tolman, and an untitled comedy (formerly known as The Second Fattest Housewife in Westport), starring Mike & Molly‘s Katy Mixon.
Downward Dog, based on the web series of the same name, follows a struggling millennial named Nan (Tolman) who has an interesting connection with her dog Martin. Told from Martin’s point of view, the show teaches Nan and her dog that “even at their worst, »
The live action/CGI hybrid “Imaginary Mary” centers around Alice (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg”) a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life — a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family.
- Laura Prudom
What does Mo Collins’ Lorraine, Michael McDonald’s Stewart, and Alex Borstein’s Ms. Swan have in common? They’re all iconic characters hatched from the sketch show “Mad TV.” The comedy series, which ended its run in 2009, is getting the nostalgia revival treatment by the CW. The show, a prerecorded production similar to “Saturday Night Live,” jump-started the careers of a handful of unknown comics and created iconic bits with beloved characters. The revival comes hot on the heels of a 20th anniversary reunion special that reunited many of the series’ familiar faces. The new series, which will feature a brand-new cast, will go into production at the start of July. Los Angeles, like the original series, will be the production’s home base. Tasked with finding the new generation of funny are Julie Ashton and her team. The masterminds over at Walt Disney Studios are gearing up for »
Hard to believe, but it's been 9 years since MadTV went off the air. If you've been missing the crazy antics of this hugely popular sketch comedy series that ran for an amazing 14 seasons, you can dry those tears. The CW is planning a MadTV Revival with one major change. It's going to be a prime time series this time out.
In 1995, MadTV was envisioned as an alternative to Saturday Night Live, airing a half hour earlier as part of Fox's Saturday night line-up. The show is coming back for 8 hour-long episodes on The CW. Executive producer of the original MadTV, David E. Salzman is returning as showrunner. The show will be produced by Telepictures.
The MadTV Revival won't stray to far from its original format. It will continue to skewer pop culture, offering parodies of all the latest movies, TV shows, and big social media moments just like its Magazine namesake. »
Dirty Grandpa review: Meet the most offensive, repulsive, most unlikable, disgusting film of the year so far.
Zac Efron and Robert De Niro lead this new R-Rated comedy from Dan Mazar, the talented writer and producer behind Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat movie, and the director of British comedy I Give It A Year. Mazar takes on his biggest project yet with Dirty Grandpa, a film that heavily relies on constant gross-out humour and multiple mutterings of the word shit, rather than wit.
Efron plays Jason, a successful lawyer who has just bagged a high-profile job at the law firm that his father works for. Unfortunately, there’s been a death in the family, and everyone has united to mourn the loss of Jason’s grandmother, including his grandpa, Dick (played by De Niro). At the wake, it becomes known that Dick has to travel to Florida the following day, »
- Paul Heath
It’s been more than two decades since the human Muppets of MADtv first graced our screens, and you’ll be happy to know they haven’t grown changed one bit.
PhotosGolden Globes 2016: Best, Worst and Most Outrageous Moments
The late sketch comedy’s best and brightest reassemble Tuesday (The CW, 8/7c) to celebrate its 20th anniversary, but their initial joy quickly transitions into awkward tension when it’s announced that one of their characters will be win a special “fan-favorite” award at the end of the night.
Truncated by scripted vignettes of the co-stars catching up, the special »
13 items from 2016
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