Mad TV

Mad TV (stylized as MADtv) is an American sketch comedy television series originally inspired by Mad magazine. In its initial run, it aired on Fox from 1995 to 2009. After a one-off reunion show in 2015 to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the series, one more eight-episode season was produced and broadcast on The CW in 2016.

Mad TV
GenreSketch comedy
Variety show
Shock humour
Black comedy
Surreal humour
Created by
Based onMAD
by EC Comics
Directed by
Starringsee List of Mad TV cast members
Theme music composer
Opening theme"Mad TV Theme" performed by Heavy D
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons15
No. of episodes329 (plus 7 specials) (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Production locations
Running time40–48 minutes
Production companies
  • Quincy Jones-David Salzman Entertainment
  • Bahr/Small Productions
    (seasons 1–3)
  • Epicenter Ventures
    (special; season 15)
  • Montgomery Studios
    (season 15)
  • Teitelbaum Artists
    (season 15)
  • Telepictures Productions
    (season 15)
DistributorWarner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution
Original network
Picture format
Original releaseOctober 14, 1995 (1995-10-14) 
September 27, 2016 (2016-09-27)
Followed by

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