To celebrate its 100th episode, MAD is getting "Super"-sized. The animated sketch-comedy series features a parody of the Superman blockbuster Man of Steel in Monday's double-sized show (Nov. 11 at 8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network). Producer Kevin Shinick recruited Weird Al Yankovic and Henry Winkler to voice Superman and his father, Jor-El, respectively in the sketch, which takes a playful jab at the film's controversial violence.
The network gave Shinick 22-minutes to play with — twice the Emmy-nominated show's typical episode length — and he's stuffed it with a variety of pop-culture parodies and comedy bits. The featured musical sketch, "The Worst Show Ever," is inspired by a certain boy band. "It's One Direction's take on having to watch MAD," Shinick says, emphasizing his series' self-deprecating attitude. Yankovic will voice the band's manager.
David Tennant and Matt Smith are set to share the screen in November's Doctor Who 50th anniversary special. But Cartoon Network's MAD jumps the gun, bringing together the two Time Lords in the Sept. 2 episode, mashing them up with Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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Comic-Con is almost upon us, and on Friday, Warner Bros. released its full 2013 lineup for the international convention held each summer in San Diego.
In addition to featuring panels and screenings of such fan favorites as The Big Bang Theory, Arrow, The Following and Supernatural, WB will also showcase some of its most anticipated new series including The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Almost Human.
Comic-Con is just around the corner, and on Wednesday, Warner Bros. released their full 2012 lineup for the international geekfest held each summer in San Diego.