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IFC Renews 'Maron' for a Third Season

Marc Maron is returning to IFC next year. The network announced today that they've renewed his series Maron for a 13-episode third season slated to begin production this fall. The third season will premiere sometime in spring 2015, but no exact premiere date has been announced. "I am very proud of both seasons of the show and thrilled we're doing another one," Maron said in a statement. "Through all the episodes I can see the growth and evolution of the character, writing and comedy. I'm excited about getting back to the process. The character of Maron needs some work on and off screen and fortunately that's what drives the [...]

Chris Hardwick Announces '@midnight's Renewal Through 2015

Here's a clip from last night's Tonight Show with guest Chris Hardwick, who announces at the top of his interview that his Emmy-nominated Comedy Central show @midnight has officially been renewed for a second season. According to THR, the new season will be in the form of a 40-week run throughout next year. "@midnight has been an absolute dream come true for me — a game show of internet jokes with my comedian friends," Hardwick said. "I cannot thank Comedy Central enough for letting us continue. If they hadn't, you can damn well bet that I would have forced people to come over to my house to play it [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Nathan for You' and 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central has just announced that they've renewed both Nathan for You and Drunk History for third seasons. These renewals come on the heels of recent renewals for Broad City, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, giving the network a seriously impressive lineup of critically acclaimed comedies that are being given chances to grow across multiple seasons. Hey, keep it up, CC!

Both Nathan for You and Drunk History are in the middle of their second seasons now, with new episodes airing on Tuesday nights. Check out our recent interviews with Nathan Fielder and Drunk History creator Derek Waters.

NBC Renews 'Last Comic Standing' for Season 9

NBC announced yesterday that they're bringing back Last Comic Standing for another year. The long-running, on-again-off-again standup reality competition returned this summer after four years off the air, revamped with new host J.B. Smoove, producer Wanda Sykes, and an invite-only audition system. The show is currently in the midst of its eighth season, with seven comedians (Nikki Carr, Rocky LaPorte, Joe Machi, Rod Man, Monroe Martin, Karlous Miller, Lachlan Patterson) remaining. Season nine will premiere next summer.

Conan O'Brien Will Call TBS Home Through at Least 2018

TBS announced in a press release today that they've renewed Conan O'Brien's late night talk show Conan through 2018. Since Conan premiered back in 2010 it's scored quite the audience for TBS, bringing a younger median age viewership than any other hour-long late night talk show and averaging 862,000 viewers in its Live+7 ratings. O'Brien's Team Coco also announced plans to start a comedy record label, which is set to launch this summer with the debut Ian Edwards album 100% Half Assed.

"Over the past four years, we have built a terrific relationship with Conan O'Brien and are thrilled to be extending his series for another three years," [...]

Netflix Renews 'BoJack Horseman' Days After Its Premiere

Netflix's new animated series starring Will Arnett BoJack Horseman premiered on the streaming network this past Friday and already has a second season locked in. THR reports that the series has been officially renewed for a second 12-episode season. Aaron Paul, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, and Paul F. Tompkins round out the voice cast on BoJack, which follows Arnett as a horse who is a famous '90s sitcom star-turned-washed up celebrity. This is another item of good news for Arnett, who recently launched his own production company Electric Avenue, struck a development deal with CBS, and confirmed on The Tonight Show that more Arrested Development [...]

NBC Renews Greg Poehler's 'Welcome to Sweden' for a Second Season

Greg Poehler's new show Welcome to Sweden has already been renewed for a second season on Sweden's TV4, and now its American outlet has done the same thing. According to THR, NBC has officially renewed the series for a 10-episode second season, though an official premiere date has not yet been determined.

Welcome to Sweden's season premiere this summer brought in 3.5 million total viewers for the network, making it the second-highest-rated summer comedy major network debut in the last five years, falling just behind NBC's other recently renewed series Undateable.

Season 5 of 'Louie' Will Premiere in Spring 2015 with Seven Episodes

More Louie episodes are on the way, and thankfully this time the wait won't be a long one. According to THR, FX announced today that they've renewed Louis C.K.'s series for an abbreviated seven-episode season to air sometime in spring 2015. The most recent season had 14 connected episodes that aired mostly back-to-back and earned the show five Emmy nominations for writing, acting, directing, casting, and Outstanding Comedy. "Louie’s fourth season was once again groundbreaking," said FX CEO John Landgraf in a statement. "Sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking – always thought provoking. The show went to narrative and cinematic places no comedy has gone before and we [...]

Comedy Central Renews 'Inside Amy Schumer' and 'Review'; Adds Two New Shows

Comedy Central announced today that they've renewed three series, Inside Amy Schumer, Andy Daly's Review, and TripTank, for another season. This will mark a third season for high-rated Schumer and a second for Review and TripTank.

The cable network also ordered two new shows, Another Period and IdiotsitterAnother Period is a turn-of-the-century comedy about a wealthy Rhode Island family co-created by and starring Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome (Garfunkel and Oates). Idiotsitter is based on the Comedy Central digital series co-created by and starring Charlotte Newhouse and Workaholics' Jillian Bell. It's the second Comedy Central digital series to jump to TV, following Ari Shaffir's standup/storytelling show This Is Not Happening, which jumps [...]

'About a Boy' Becomes the First NBC Comedy to Get a Second Season in Two Years

NBC renewed its new midseason sitcom About a Boy for a second season today, Deadline reports.This makes the show the first new NBC comedy to earn a second season renewal since Up All Night and Whitney in 2012. The renewal comes as no surprise because the About a Boy has consistently earned strong ratings since its February premiere, partially thanks to a cushy timeslot after The Voice. Created by Jason Katims (Parenthood), About a Boy is based on the Nick Hornby novel and Hugh Grant movie of the same name, and it stars David Walton, Benjamin Stockham, Al Madrigal, and Minnie Driver.

About a Boy is the second comedy [...]

Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker's 'The Awesomes' Gets a Third Season on Hulu

Seth Meyers and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker's superhero-themed animated web series The Awesomes is getting another season. Deadline reports that Hulu has renewed the series for a third season to debut sometime in 2015. Meyers voices the main character Prock while a ton of SNLers have also provided voices for the series, including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, and Bobby Moynihan. The second season premiered on Hulu earlier this month; click through to watch the first four episodes.

NBC Renews 'Undateable' for a Second Season

NBC's new summer comedy Undateable is coming back for another season. Executive producer Bill Lawrence tweeted the news out last night that he's "overexcited" to start work on the second season of the show, which stars Chris D'Elia, Briga Heelan, Ron Funches, and Brent Morin. The second season will have 10 episodes, though it's not clear yet whether it will be added to NBC's fall lineup or premiere next summer. For more on Undateable, check out our recent interview with cast member Ron Funches.

CW Renews 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' for Third Season

The revived Whose Line Is It Anyway? is getting another season on CW. According to THR, the network recently announced that they've renewed the improv game series — with original performers Wayne Brady, Colin Mochrie, and Ryan Stiles and host Aisha Tyler — for another 24-episode season to premiere sometime in summer 2015. This makes the third season of the revamped Whose Line and the eleventh season overall, counting its runs on ABC and ABC Family from 1998-2007.

The Heart, She Holler' Is Returning to Adult Swim with Scott Adsit as the New Sheriff

Adult Swim announced in a press release today that they've renewed Vernon Chatman and John Lee's series The Heart, She Holler for a third season, which will add former 30 Rock star Scott Adsit as a series regular alongside Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, and Heather Lawless. "We are thrilled to be hyped that we are amped about how much we are pumped that the unreasonably funny and talented Scott Adsit will be replacing the irreplaceable Joe Sikora on season three of The Heart, She Holler in the titular role of 'Sheriff,'" Lee and Chatman said in a statement. Production for the new season is currently underway; for more on [...]