Florida State University School of Theatre alumna, Carlie Craig (BA ’13) has been cast in the new MADtv sketch comedy series, which returned to the CW television network on July 26, 2016.
Carlie describes herself as “a comedic actress, singer, comic, impressionist, dancer and occasional rapper who currently resides in Los Angeles.” Carlie is most known for her stand-up comedy, celebrity impressions and as a member of Todrick Hall’s passionate troupe of creative collaborators! She holds a dual degree in both Theatre and Media Production from the College of Communication & Information.
Carlie starred in the hit MTV docu-series Todrick and recently appeared on USA’s First Impressions with Dana Carvey. She can be seen regularly as a cast member of CW’s MADtv, which airs on Tuesdays at 9:00pm.
Nine years after MadTV ended its 14-season run on Fox, the Emmy-winning sketch comedy series is coming back. The CW has ordered eight hourlong episodes for a primetime run. David E. Salzman, who executive produced the original series, is back as executive producer/showrunner. Telepictures is the studio.
Like the original series, which aired in late-night on Saturdays, the revival will feature MadTV’s signature pop-culture parodies and politically incorrect humor and star up-and-coming comedy voices. The new series also will acknowledge its past, featuring special appearances from returning cast members of the original series as hosts of each episode. The names of the former cast members set to return are still TBD.
The MadTV series revival comes on the heels of the CW airing a MadTV 20th anniversary special in January, also from Salzman and Telepictures, and its digital network Seed acquiring 75 episodes of the original series. The hour-long anniversary special drew a solid 1.7 million viewers and a 0.6 among adults 18-49 in Live+same day.
“The MadTV franchise is as vibrant as ever thanks largely to social and digital media appealing to a fan base numbering in the millions that relates to the show’s brand of authentic and irreverent cross-cultural comedy,” Salzman said. “We will continue to present the hard-hitting, laugh-out-loud, wall-to-wall pop culture parody our fans expect, but in a fresh, new way.”