Television

Midnight renewed for another season at Comedy Central

Comedy Central has renewed the Emmy-nominated “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” for a third season, the renewal was announced today by Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, at Comedy Central. The third season order of “@midnight,” produced by Funny Or Die, is a 40-week run that will air throughout 2016.

Airing Monday-Thursday after “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” “@midnight with Chris Hardwick” is executive produced by Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant; Mike Farah and Joe Farrell for Funny Or Die; Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis of Serious Business; showrunner Jack Martin; and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Gary Mann and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central. The series received a 2014 Emmy® nomination for “Outstanding Interactive Program.”

“Creating a new franchise in late night is no small feat, and we couldn’t be more proud of Chris and the entire team for what they’ve accomplished,” said Alterman.

“Comedy Central has been an amazing and supportive partner for ‘@midnight’ and I cannot thank them enough,” added Hardwick. “Making inappropriate jokes about Internet culture with my comedian friends is something I would do for the rest of my life if they’d let me. And this pick-up gives us the runway to tackle next year’s election, which I’m guessing will yield no shortage of social media gems.”

On average “@midnight” generates 243,000 weekly social mentions. The series’ signature #HashtagWars consistently lands as Twitter’s top Trending Topic, both nationally and worldwide, on a nightly basis1 and the recent show extensions like its #PointsMe and Plot Twistagram competitions have engaged fans on an entirely new level, bringing “@midnight” off the screen and into their feeds.

“@midnight with Chris Hardwick” leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole with a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians battling nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture.