After 14 seasons on the air, Mad TV is coming to an end. Fox confirmed on Wednesday that the Saturday night sketch series, which in the past has escaped cancellation, will end its run at the end of this season.
“There’s been great interest in recent years,” said exec producer David Salzman. “We’ve had a number of networks inquire as to whether the show was coming off Fox and saying that they’d be interested. We have not started to talk to them yet, but now is the time to begin those conversations. I think we have real prospects, but you never know, especially given the economy.”
Fox decided to inform the show’s producers of their decision now, rather than later in the season, in order to give them a chance to end the series with a proper sendoff:
“This will give us a proper sendoff, a chance to promote the finale and bring back old cast members,” Salzman said.