‘@midnight With Chris Hardwick’ Lands Season 4 Order at Comedy Central
“@midnight with Chris Hardwick” has been renewed for a fourth season at Comedy Central, the network announced on Friday.
The Emmy-winning late-night series will continue with a 40-week Season 4 run that will air throughout 2017. It airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET after “The Daily Show.”
“I love making ‘@midnight’ and we will continue to innovate inappropriate jokes about social media and pop culture in the late-night landscape,” Hardwick said. “I’m proud to get to work with this amazing team for another year, and hopefully beyond!”
The series celebrates everything the Internet dishes up on a nightly basis by skewering pop culture moments. During each episode, Hardwick leads three panelists through a series of topics in a survey of the biggest trends online. The guests compete against each other in segments like Etsy Pitchmen, Buzzspeed, Panderdome and Hashtag Wars.
Hardwick serves as executive producer on the series, along with: 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.
“We are really pleased with how Chris and team have opened the aperture of ‘@midnight’ to cover more of the socially and politically relevant topics of the day, and I defy anyone to find a show with a higher joke-per-minute ratio,” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman said.
Gary Mann and Tara Schuster are the executives in charge of production for Comedy Central. The series recently received their second consecutive Emmy Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Social TV Experience.