September 15, 2007 12:02 AM by Joe Blackmon
Three reality TV stars are scheduled to host FOX’s Emmy Award-winning
late-night comedy series MADtv in September. MADtv will kick off its
13th season with three special episodes to be hosted by America’s Got
Talent host Jerry Springer, Survivor host Jeff Probst, and Celebrity
Rap Superstar contestant Perez Hilton. The episodes will air on
Saturdays, September 15, September 22 and September 29 from 11:00 PM to
Midnight ET/PT on FOX.
During the season premiere airing Saturday, September 15 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT), Springer (“The Jerry Springer Show,” “America’s Got Talent,” “Dancing With the Stars”), the king of outrageous behavior, hosts “MADtv Ruined My Life: The Outrageous Sketches That Shocked a Nation.” From the set of his talk show, Springer and his audience examine MADtv’s most controversial classics, including “The Wizard of Oz: The Lost Footage,” Michael McDonald’s “Secret Skill” and “Hot In Here,” a music video lampooning the church sex scandals.
Then Probst, the host of “Survivor,” takes a break from “reality” and gets his hands dirty hosting “Survivor: MADtv” on Saturday, September 22 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT). Straight from the streets of Hollywood, Probst checks out the cream of MADtv’s television satires, including “The Sopranos” (featuring Will Sasso as “Tony Soprano”) and “Grey’s Anatomy” (featuring Bobby Lee as “Dr. Cristina Yan”), as well as a parody of himself (starring Michael McDonald as the ultimate “Survivor” host).
The self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media,” Perez Hilton, hosts “I WANT My MADtv” – a special pop-culture episode featuring popular music videos, celebrity impersonations and commercial parodies airing Saturday, September 29 (11:00 PM-Midnight ET/PT). Hilton is a famed blogger and TV personality (www.perezhilton.com).
MADtv is a production of QDe. The executive producers are David Salzman, Quincy Jones, John Crane and Bruce Leddy.