Next season on MADtv, Johnny Sanchez III, Anjelah N. Johnson and Dan Oster join the returning ensemble, and the late-night series will celebrate its 300th episode milestone Saturday, Nov. 17 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT) on FOX. The 13th season of the Emmy-nominated series, best known for its music, film and television parodies, premieres Saturday, Sept. 15 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT).
“MADtv enters Season 13 with the goal of setting the template for the next 13,” said executive producer David Salzman. “Our plan is to preserve the fast-paced, cutting-edge pop culture parodies and audience-favorite characters while adding more topicality, fresh new elements and a real theater setting.”
Sanchez, Johnson and Oster join the returning cast, which includes Michael McDonald, Bobby Lee, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Nicole Parker, Arden Myrin and Crista Flanagan.
Sanchez starred in his own half-hour special on Comedy Central and continues to travel the country as a headlining stand-up comic. Johnson’s credits include numerous television and film appearances and traveling overseas to perform for the troops in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Oster has spent over two years in Amsterdam with famed improv/sketch comedy group Boom Chicago, which was also home to current MADtv cast members Peele and Parker.
Among behind-the-scenes changes planned for Season 13, the show will be taped at the famed Henry Fonda Music Box Theater in Hollywood, which will enhance its live-event feeling. In addition, head writer John Crane and director Bruce Leddy are the new show runners, joining David Salzman and Quincy Jones as executive producers.