Some of Comedy Central’s best and brightest have been waiting patiently at the intersection for the traffic light to turn green, and today, it did.
The humor-centered network renewed four of its on-screen shows, including Tosh.0, which will now move into its ninth season, Drunk History for its fourth season, This Is Not Happening for its third season and comedian Andy Daly’s Review for its third and final season, Deadline reports. Comedy Central also offered to double the length of in-progress show Not Safe With Nikki Glaser‘s first season, which was originally only intended to run ten episodes.
In the purely digital side of the network, Alternatino, Nothin’s Easy, and Questionable Science have also been renewed.
No one could say that Tosh.0 had been wringing its hands in worried anticipation. After nearly a decade of airtime on Comedy Central, the show still holds strong as the network’s second-most-popular program, trailing only the celebrated animated series South Park (which was just confirmed for both its 23rd and 24th upcoming seasons). Over all of that time, the format of the show has remained relatively the same, give or take a few background and hairstyle changes. The host of Tosh.0, the one and only Daniel Tosh, stands on a lit platform before his live audience and rips current events. Though the premise of the show looks familiar to other late-night comedy shows around the television world, it keeps bringing the 1.1 million viewers on-average viewers back, and it is what green-lit Tosh.o‘s way on to season nine. The show will return on July 7th of this year.
Drunk History, now diving into its booze-soaked fourth season, has been making a strong stake in the Comedy Central lineup. During its third season, it raised its adult viewership (18-49) by a whopping fifty percent, and it is likely the network hopes that the historical satire will continue its positive uptick. The show, of course, features a cast of intoxicated actors, sometimes celebrities, to appear on the show and attempt to teach the audience historical facts while downing the drink of their choice. Produced by Will Ferrell and Gary Sanchez Productions, Drunk History has poked fun at cities and people alike.
Comedy Central’s good-faith purchase of ten more Nikki Glaser episodes is a reason to celebrate for the show, who stands in open stylistic competition against the likes of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and the list goes on–and that’s just in Glaser’s own network. Unlike the previous three, however, Glaser focuses less on the news and more on the complicated modern world of sex. The comedian has hosted guests like Youtube star Grace Helbig, host of @midnight Chris Hardwick, and more to join Glaser on her panels to discuss Tinder and sexting while sharing personal stories and sex successes and snafus.
The seven shows reupped today join the growing list of survivors, including Broad City (for seasons three and four), the aforementioned South Park, Inside Amy Schumer (for season five), and Workaholics (for seasons six and seven).
Some programs still stand in the cold, like Trevor Noah’s Daily Show–which has made multiple headlines already this year, usually regarding Trump–and Larry Wilmore’s Nightly Show. At the rate things are going at the Central, however, it may only be a matter of time.