Fox Stations Pick Up 'Tosh.0' for Daily Syndication
The comedy clip and sketch show starring Daniel Tosh will be offered nationally beginning this fall.
The Fox Television Stations have acquired broadcast syndication rights to the Comedy Central series Tosh.0, starring comedian Daniel Tosh, it was announced on Wednesday by Fox and Debmar-Mercury.
At least 120 episodes of the clip and sketch series will being airing this fall on Fox stations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington D.C., Houston, Charlotte and Minneapolis. It is also being sold nationally to stations in other markets for airing as a late-night strip and on weekends.
“Tosh.0 is a terrific show, marketed creatively,” said Frank Cicha, senior vp programming at Fox Television Stations. “I love the scheduling flexibility this deal brings.”
Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein, co-presidents of Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, said in a joint statement that they are excited to “once again team with our South Park partners at Comedy Central on another absurd, incredibly ingenious series that has such a loyal fan base.”
“This is a huge win for America,” said Tosh. “It is exciting to know that people who can’t afford cable or the Internet will finally be able to laugh with us.”
Tosh.0 has been on Comedy Central since June 2009. It has averaged 2.1 million total viewers and a 1.6 rating among viewers 18 to 49.
Debmar-Mercury is riding a hot streak. In national ratings released on Tuesday, three of their shows hit new season highs — Wendy, Family Feud and Celebrity Name Game.