June 14, 2011 11:49am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Comedy Central Renews 'Tosh.0'
Comedy Central has renewed Daniel Tosh’s sarcastic comedy series Tosh.0 for a fourth season.
The cable network announced Tuesday that the series, in which the stand-up comic riffs on viral videos, celebrities and pop culture subjects, will return in January with a 26-episode fourth season.
“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 head of original programming and production Kent Alterman said in a statement announcing the news.
Tosh.0 ranks as the No. 1 show on Tuesday nights among men 18-34 and 18-24 and averages 4.2 million total viewers and a 2.9 in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-40 demographic, making it Comedy Central’s most-watched and highest rated series, according to Nielsen.
The series posted record numbers for its Season 3 premiere in January, drawing 3.6 million viewers and a 2.5 in adults 18-49, up 107 percent compared with its Season 2 bow.