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Sneak preview part of the MADtv revival on The CW

MADtv returns with a new cast and new episodes on a new network in a new timeslot — primetime on Tuesday nights — starting tonight on The CW.

The show tapes on Fridays, so they’ve already released a couple of sketches from tonight’s premiere.

Each week, former cast members from the FOX edition of MADtv will guest star, joining the new cast, and the premiere welcomes back Nicole Sullivan and Will Sasso.

Here’s a sketch in which Sullivan portrays Hillary Clinton, wondering what to make of her recent endorsement from U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, played by newcomer Carlie Craig (previously seen this year on USA’s First Impressions with Dana Carvey). Roll the clip!

And keeping with the political 2016 election vibe, this sketch finds Will Sasso joining Sullivan’s Hillary as Bill Clinton, competing against Donald and Melania Trump in a version of The CNN Newlywed Game. With Adam Ray as Wolf Blitzer. Piotr Michael plays Donald Trump, while Michelle Ortiz takes on Melania.

Roll it.

The new MADtv cast features Carlie Craig, Chelsea Davison, Jeremy D. Howard, Amir K, Lyric Lewis, Piotr Michael, Michelle Ortiz and Adam Ray.

UPDATED with another sketch, this one lampooning the art of catching up on Game of Thrones.

MADtv debuts on The CW tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Sean L. McCarthy

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