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EXCLUSIVE: Stars of The CW’s 'MADtv' Reboot Hilariously Impersonate Donald Trump and Ariana Grande

by Leena Tailor 9:30 AM PDT, July 26, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Stars of The CW’s 'MADtv' Reboot Hilariously Impersonate Donald Trump and Ariana Grande

Popular late-night sketch show MADtv returns to the TV on Tuesday, and just like the original series, the CW reboot will have no shortage of hilarious celebrity impressions.

In ET’s exclusive clip, the new cast members tease what’s in store by introducing themselves with their best impersonations.

“If you want to get to know me you, you have to know Ariana Grande is one of my favorite artists,” says MTV star Carlie Craig, before channeling the pop star.

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Meanwhile, Piotr Michael shows off his favorite Donald Trump impression, while Adam Ray -- best known for starring alongside Melissa McCarthy in The Heat, Spy and Ghostbusters -- confesses he’s most excited for audiences to see his outfits.

“I’m super-pumped for MADtv to come back because finally I get to show the world how great I look in blue sweaters,” says Ray. 

Photo: The CW/Tommy Garcia

The Emmy-winning series first debuted in 1995, airing more than 300 episodes and garnering a cult following with its edgy spoofs, impersonations and pop-culture parodies.

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Inspired by the satirical MAD magazine, the original MADtv helped launch the careers of comedians like The Big Bang Theory’s Simon Helberg and Key and Peele’s Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele. It also made a star of Debra Wilson, who will cameo in the reboot alongside other original cast members.

MADtv premieres Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on The CW.

After the original series went off the air in 2007, Wilson went on to appear in 2 Broke Girls and 90210, as well as films like Avatar and Dead 7. See a clip of Dead 7 below.

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