Comedy Central renews '@midnight'
The Hashtag Wars will rage on for at least another year.
Comedy Central has picked up @midnight for a second season, host Chris Hardwick announced on The Tonight Show Monday. The late night game show, which debuted last fall and features a rotating panel of comedians riffing on the day in social media and pop culture, has been averaging 769,000 viewers in the midnight slot. In a press release, Comedy Central trumpeted the show’s strong social presence as well as the fact that it boasts the lowest median age (32) and highest concentration of men (68 percent) among late-night talk shows.
The 40-week second season will take @midnight through 2015.