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Mad TV (season 2) - Wikipedia
The show was based on MAD magazine despite having next to nothing to do with it after the third season. The show was produced for Fox by Warner Bros. The show, after serving 14 years as Saturday Night Live 's rival, was canceled by FOX in , due to low ratings, budget constraints, and the surge in popularity SNL experienced from the Presidential election. There were claims that the show would seek new life on cable TV; this first manifested itself as the Cartoon Network animated sketch show MAD. The CW delivered an actual revival of the series in
The season had 22 episodes, and featured many of the same cast members as Season 1 had. Despite some minor cast changes— Tim Conlon and Pablo Francisco joined as featured players and Artie Lange quietly left mid-season due to a drug scandal—the second season of Mad TV was not a radical departure from season one largely the same cast, the same humor, and the same format. The addition of a weekly guest host was the most notable difference of season two, the only season of Mad TV to feature one. Although every season has had several guest stars, season two's guest stars were referred to as "hosts" and appeared in nearly every sketch.
Season 9 ended with Mo Collins leaving the cast to pursue other projects while Josh Meyers was let go. Key and Peele performed a repertory sketch as the "Man Up" crew whose job was to break hexes. The season was also the last for Ron Pederson and Paul Vogt.