Comedy Central is locking in its flagship series for three more years, giving Daniel Tosh’s Tosh.0 a three-season renewal. The first new season under the deal, the upcoming Season 6, will consist of 30 episodes and will premiere on February 18. The renewal news comes as Tosh.0 wraps its fifth season tonight. “We believe Tosh.0 has the potential to resonate with our audience, and we want to give it time to connect,” Comedy Central’s president Kent Alterman quipped. Added Tosh, “I am extremely fortunate and very grateful that I can continue to work with such fun and talented people on a very supportive network. Sorry for the lack of snark – I will leave that open for the comments section.” This fall, Tosh.0 ranks as the #1 entertainment series on all of television on Tuesday nights among Men 18-24. It averages 3.0 million total viewers and a 2.2 in Adults 18-49. Three-year renewals are reserved only for top performers. Comedy Central’s other marquee primetime series, South Park, also has a three-season pickup, and the network’s highly rated late-night franchises The Daily Show and The Colbert Report also get multi-year orders.
Comedy Central‘s midseason schedule includes series premieres of five original shows and the return of staples like the Season 5 opener of Tosh.0 (February 5th), the second season of The Burn With Jeff Ross (January 8th) and new episodes of Workaholics (January 16th). “To have even one show you know for sure will change the world is amazing, but to have eight that won’t is also noteworthy,” said Kent Alterman, the network’s head of original programming and production, in making the announcement today. Here’s the full schedule of series and stand-up specials:
Comedy Central’s sketch comedy Key & Peele debuted to 2.1 million total viewers last night, posting the cable network’s most watched new series premiere since 2009. Key & Peele, starring Keegan and Michael Key and Jordan Peele, was helped by a big lead-in from the fourth-season opener of hit Tosh.0 (3.1 million), which was down 13% from its record Season 3 debut. Tosh was the No. 1 show in all of primetime among men 18-34 with a 3.4 rating.
From the much-hyped roast of Charlie Sheen to the debut of new series Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand-Up Revolution; the cable premiere of 30 Rock and the return of Tosh.0, Workaholics and South Park; and Jeff Dunham, Donald Glover, Al’ Yankovic, Craig Ferguson and Carlos Mencia specials, here are Comedy Central’s fall premiere dates:
Comedy Central has renewed its hot series Tosh.0 for a fourth season with a 26-episode order. Season 4 is slated to premiere in January 2012. Tosh.0, starring comedian Daniel Tosh, quickly established itself as Comedy Central’s most-watched and highest-rated series. During its current third season, it is averaging 4.2 million total viewers and a 2.9 adults 18-49 rating. It also ranks as the No. 1 show on all of television on Tuesday nights among men 18-34 and men 18-24. “Daniel is still trying to figure out what his show is, and we thought it would only be right to give him another season to work it out, especially since so many millions of people are watching it,” Comedy Central’s head of original programming Kent Alterman said. Said Tosh, “Thanks guys.”