The comedy TV series MADtv, inspired by everyone’s favorite comic magazine, was one of those shows that only ever released one season to DVD. Warner brought out the first season in 2004 (which, by the way, you can get right now for under $8 through the link on the right), but since then, it’s languished, perhaps because nothing ages faster than topical sketches and parodies, perhaps because the TV on DVD boom faded much faster than expected.
However, everyone’s favorite DVD publisher of odd and obscure favorites, Shout! Factory, has just announced that they’ll be releasing seasons 2-5 on disc. Those 97 episodes originally ran from 1996-2000. No word yet on format, availability, price, or schedule. MADtv originally ran 14 seasons, so if these do well, there might be hope for more.
Also announced today as acquired for release by Shout! Factory: all 94 episodes of the Beetlejuice animated series.