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oaklandhater
11-13-2008, 04:40 PM
Though the high-profile political season has gifted Saturday Night Live with some killer ratings, it apparently hasn't floated all sketch comedy boats. Rumors started circulating today that Fox's MADtv was canceled in the middle of its fourteenth season, so Defamer checked in with one of our operatives to get the scoop:

"It's true," said the highly-placed source. "We're finishing out the season, then we're done."

Fox had been experimenting with potential MADtv replacements over the last few years, though none of its hush-hush, taped pilots ever made it to series. We're hearing, though, that the network has currently decided to keep its other late-night offering, Talk Show with Spike Feresten. Developing!


MADtv [Fox]

It wasnt as funny as Snl but it was a hella of alot funnier then Talk show with Spike.

TrickyNicky
11-13-2008, 04:42 PM
Putting it in direct competition with SNL was dumb I always thought. It was a good showcase for Michael McDonald and Mo Collins though, they had some great characters.

oaklandhater
11-13-2008, 04:44 PM
Im guessing hollywood.com We're not big fans of the show


http://www.hollywood.com/news/MADtv_Cancelled_Finally/5349553

Fox has mercifully canceled one of its longest-running shows, MADtv -- perhaps after someone alerted the network that it was still on the air!

The Saturday night sketch-comedy series enjoyed sporadic success during its 14-year run, but ultimately it was never a ratings threat to its timeslot enemy Saturday Night Live, which has been around for more than twice as long.

This season, for example, SNLís viewership has been nearly four times that of MADtv.

MADtv co-creator David Salzman admitted to the Hollywood Reporter that SNL was "the greatest of its type of all time," but also called his show "the only success in the 21-year history of Foxís late night."

Salzman said MADtv might not be gone for long, however, as he is actively shopping it to other networks and outlets: "There's a long list of parties that have called us, including a few very recently, and we're going to start conversations with them very shortly."

Fox reportedly decided not to renew MADtv when production costs became too high given the show's low ratings.

Sure-Oz
11-13-2008, 04:45 PM
I thought that show was funny like the first year or so, im very suprised it lasted so long...

In Living Color was funnier imo. I will give Madtv props for their X-mas claymation spoofs, those were hilarious

SPATCH
11-13-2008, 05:00 PM
thank god... that show was an absolute abortion

oaklandhater
11-13-2008, 05:01 PM
I thought that show was funny like the first year or so, im very suprised it lasted so long...

In Living Color was funnier imo. I will give Madtv props for their X-mas claymation spoofs, those were hilarious

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oaklandhater
11-13-2008, 05:03 PM
thank god... that show was an absolute abortion


Cant be worst then Talk Show with Spike Feresten.

Sure-Oz
11-13-2008, 05:21 PM
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:clap: LMAO

KcMizzou
11-13-2008, 05:24 PM
That guy that played the little kid always kinda creeped me out.

88TG88
11-13-2008, 05:27 PM
It had its moments, the past two seasons were horrible though.

Dayze
11-13-2008, 05:54 PM
Mo Collins kills me; she is so great with her characters. She was hilarious in "40-Year old Virgin" on the speed dating scene.

Ike Barenholtz, Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson, Will Sasso were great; but there were a bunch of god awful people on there (Artie Lang) through various seasons.

SPATCH
11-13-2008, 05:59 PM
Mo Collins kills me; she is so great with her characters. She was hilarious in "40-Year old Virgin" on the speed dating scene.

Ike Barenholtz, Nicole Sullivan, Debra Wilson, Will Sasso were great; but there were a bunch of god awful people on there (Artie Lang) through various seasons.

dude. artie lang is awesome.... and drunk.............................. and awesome

chiefs1111
11-13-2008, 06:00 PM
I liked it for a few seasons haven't really watched much since 2004 though

Valiant
11-13-2008, 06:09 PM
Though the high-profile political season has gifted Saturday Night Live with some killer ratings, it apparently hasn't floated all sketch comedy boats. Rumors started circulating today that Fox's MADtv was canceled in the middle of its fourteenth season, so Defamer checked in with one of our operatives to get the scoop:

"It's true," said the highly-placed source. "We're finishing out the season, then we're done."

Fox had been experimenting with potential MADtv replacements over the last few years, though none of its hush-hush, taped pilots ever made it to series. We're hearing, though, that the network has currently decided to keep its other late-night offering, Talk Show with Spike Feresten. Developing!


MADtv [Fox]

It wasnt as funny as Snl but it was a hella of alot funnier then Talk show with Spike.

I thought it got canceled like 6 years ago..

DaFace
11-13-2008, 06:29 PM
I thought it got canceled like 6 years ago..

I was just about to post the same thing. I thought all they showed these days were reruns.

WebGem
11-13-2008, 06:34 PM
i understand yo, im gettin arab money

chiefsfan987
11-13-2008, 06:57 PM
MadTV and SNL are equally stupid IMO and I can't believe either is still running.

Mr. Plow
11-13-2008, 07:19 PM
It wasnt as funny as Snl

Wow. It must have been a horrible show. SNL hasn't been funny in a decade.

Ultra Peanut
11-13-2008, 07:27 PM
On the whole, the show was dire.

BUT:

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Bugeater
11-13-2008, 07:28 PM
I thought it got canceled like 6 years ago..

I thought it got canceled 6 years before that.

morphius
11-13-2008, 07:33 PM
I didn't even know they were still making new ones, of course I also said that about King of the Hill last week, so eh.

Deberg_1990
11-13-2008, 07:45 PM
I
In Living Color was funnier imo.

That show was classic for about 2 years. Then it went down hill after Keenen Ivory Wayans left and wasnt very good after that.

milkman
11-13-2008, 08:26 PM
Wow. It must have been a horrible show. SNL hasn't been funny in a decade.

2 decades.

Mr. Plow
11-13-2008, 09:10 PM
2 decades.

Wait.....this is the 90's right?

Ari Chi3fs
11-13-2008, 10:43 PM
My favorite was Shaq and teh Super Lakers.

Kobe... Don't be Rapin!

Darth CarlSatan
11-13-2008, 10:58 PM
As a person who bought MANY MAD and Cracked magazines in their youth, I found that show so God-Awful, it made the lamest skits on SCTV look like absolute genius.

Ultra Peanut
11-14-2008, 09:25 AM
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Demonpenz
11-14-2008, 09:43 AM
Some of them were tolerable for me. they went way too far with their jokes. I did respect the woman on that show They made themselves look hidious for many skits. Some of them I could never find attractive again. That show was def balls out.

seclark
11-14-2008, 10:27 AM
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Pneuma
11-14-2008, 11:18 AM
Won't be missed.

Move along nothing to see here....