Comedy Central orders full 'Report'
Just two weeks after its launch, opinion show satire “The Colbert Report” has received a full-season order from Comedy Central.Commitment extends the original eight-week order to a full 42-week run, the same as “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.” Four-night-a-week skein has averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode, or 86% of its “Daily Show” lead-in. “The Colbert Report” has “seamlessly paired itself with ‘The Daily Show,’ ” said Comedy Central exec VP of programming Lauren Corrao. “Giving the show a full-year order was one of the easiest decisions I’ve ever made in my career.” Laffer net’s other recently launched latenight efforts — “Weekends at the D.L.” and “Too Late With Adam Carolla” — have met with less success and have yet to be renewed. Jon Stewart’s Busboy Prods. produces “Colbert” in association with Spartina Prods. Stewart, Ben Karlin and Stephen Colbert exec produce.
Follow @Variety on Twitter for breaking news, reviews and more