Comedy Central announced a decision today to cancel its long-running comedy series Tosh.0, as reported via Deadline. The twelfth and final season will still begin as scheduled on September 15 at 10 p.m. ET, but will only run for ten episodes before ending its run on November 24.
This news comes just 24 hours after it was announced that Drunk History would also be let go from Comedy Central’s future line-up. But despite the news of a cancelation, Variety claims that ViacomCBS and creator and host Daniel Tosh (The Love Guru) plan to shop the series to other networks and digital platforms.
Tosh took to Twitter to address the cancelation of his show, saying “after 12 years together, comedy central and i are consciously uncoupling. they get the cartoon, and i’m heading to any network with stronger wifi”
— daniel tosh (@danieltosh) August 20, 2020
Tosh.0 first premiered on June 4, 2009, and ran for 11 years, becoming the second biggest show on Comedy Central just behind South Park. The series was largely known for its satirical take on social media and internet trends, and for its signature segments like the “Video Breakdown” and “Web Redemption,” which gave viral stars of embarrassing video the chance to redeem themselves.
The show is executive produced by Tosh, Charlie Siskel (American Anarchist, Review), Nick Malis (Mind of Mencia, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and Christie Smith (Dead to Me, Kroll Show).
Comedy Central’s decision to cut ties with Tosh.0 comes at a time when it continues to make a transition from live-action scripted shows to more adult animated content like its’ tentpole series South Park. The last remaining live-action shows on the network are Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens, Crank Yankers, and the late-night series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Last week, Comedy Central announced that The Other Two and South Side would be moved to HBO Max. They also recently announced plans to greenlit reboots of Beavis and Butt-Head, The Ren & Stimpy Show and the Daria spinoff Jodie.