Deadline reported that Comedy Central and comedian Daniel Tosh have closed an overall deal that includes a four-season, 80-episode extension for Tosh.0, as part of a deal that would take the well received show through its 16th season. The deal covers new scripted and unscripted developments that would potentially feature Tosh on camera, as well as opportunities for other talent.
Comedy Central and Tosh are currently in discussions for an unscripted series in which Tosh would host and executive produce and a script deal for which he would serve as an executive producer. Additionally, Comedy Central will launch a dedicated Tosh.0 channel on YouTube in early 2020 and today launched a Tosh.0 channel on Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S. The extension and deal were announced Tuesday as part of Comedy Central’s presentation at the TCA Winter Press Tour.
In a statement, Tosh said, “I’m very excited and grateful! I just wish my parents got to see me reach this level of success. They’re both still alive, but they only have Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Apple TV, and Quibi.”
The Tosh.O channel on Pluto TV features complete episodes from the series starting with the first three seasons with episodes from additional seasons from the library to be added as time goes on. Tosh.0 joins other Viacom IP to be featured on Pluto TV, including channels dedicated to Crank Yankers, The Hills and RuPaul’s Drag Race, to name a few.
Comedy Central is planning to release a channel on YouTube solely dedicated to Tosh.O in early 2020, providing yet more places for the premiere of Tosh.O show clips, exclusive videos and library content from its previous 11 seasons.
Tosh.O was an instant success when it premiered on June 4, 2009, and that popularity hasn’t slowed since. The series has dominated Tuesday nights since it began and has out-performed the competition as Tuesday night’s top original comedy in cable every year with M18-34. Between January and November 2019, Tosh.O generated 234M total streams across Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, up 94% versus the full year of 2018. Tosh.O is executive produced by Tosh, Charlie Siskel, Nick Malis and Christie Smith.
“It is a testament to Daniel’s creative genius and expertise as a producer that he can keep a series thriving for 16 seasons while juggling stand-up projects, touring, and new-series development” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content. “Through this Tosh.0 extension and first-look deal with Daniel, we are excited to keep working with him for years to come.