12:47pm PT by Bryn Sandberg
‘The Jim Jefferies Show’ Renewed for Season 2 at Comedy Central
Comedy Central has handed out a renewal to The Jim Jefferies Show, the network announced Monday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.
The weekly late-night series, which features the Australian comedian’s unapologetically honest take on culture and politics, will return with a 20-episode second season. The show ranks as the network's No. 1 freshman series this year among viewers 18 to 49, and is currently up for a Writers Guild Award in the comedy/variety talk series category.
“You’d think I’d stop being surprised at how smart and funny Jim is about everything,” said Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central. “I’m just glad we’re still giving visas to people from whatever shithole country he comes from.”
Added Jefferies: “I’m very happy that The Jim Jefferies Show will be coming back for a second season. Thank you so much to Kent Alterman and everyone else at Comedy Central that makes this show possible. We have great things planned for this season including field pieces in Europe and Israel that I’m recording right now. I have missed being on air during the hiatus but luckily the President hasn’t said or done anything stupid worth talking about.”
On a weekly basis, Jefferies tackles the week’s top stories from behind his desk and travels the globe to far-off locations to provide an eye-opening look at hypocrisy around the world. Through a mix of interviews, international field pieces and man-on-the-ground investigations, Jefferies covers the most controversial issues, such as gun control, big game hunting, the National Anthem protests and sexual harassment.
Executive producers on the series include Jefferies, Scott Zabielski, Jason Reich and Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Alex Murray and Tim Sarkes. Adam Londy and Daniel Wolfberg are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central.
In addition, the network announced that it will be launching You Up With Nikki Glaser, its first-ever live daily morning show on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio. The show — which will feature Glaser and her best friend and touring buddy Tom Thakkar oversharing about their personal lives, getting and giving perspective on dating and sex, dissecting pop culture and trying to understand the news — will premiere in February and will broadcast live every Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m.-noon ET/7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. PT, with repeats throughout the week.