The late-night pop culture comedy show has been given a fourth season pick-up – which means another 40 weeks of original episodes to run through 2017. “@Midnight” currently airs Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. ET (behind “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” in the slot formerly held by “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore”), but Comedy Central hasn’t made a final decision on whether the show will remain there or eventually make room for another show and return to its namesake slot.
“@Midnight” is coming off its second consecutive Emmy win for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Social TV Experience.
“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,” said Comedy Central president Kent Alterman.
Hardwick, Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant executive produce “@midnight,” along with Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell; Serious Business’ Alex Blagg, Jason Nadler and Jon Zimelis; and Alex Murray of Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Showrunner is Jack Martin.
In picking up another season of “@midnight,” Comedy Central touted the show’s social media bona fides: #HashtagWars regularly appears as a trending topic on Twitter, and the show’s “Trump vs. Bernie @midnight Presidential Debate” hit 6 million views on YouTube, which Comedy Central said is its most-viewed clip of 2016 on that platform. The show has the youngest median age (39) and most male (64%) audience of any daily late-night talk show and ranks No. 3 with Men 18-24 and No. 5 with Men 18-34 in all of late night.
“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.