It’s not all bad news for cable late night shows this week. Comedy Central’s new Chris Hardwick-hosted late night show @midnight has been doing really well since its debut, holding onto a solid chunk of its Stewart and Colbert lead-ins every night and sparking a ton of activity on Twitter via its great hashtag games. And that performance is being rewarded, as the network has decided to pick it up for a whopping 40-week run that’ll start on January 6th.
The initial one-month trial run of @midnight ended last night, so there will be a bit of a hiatus throughout the holidays, and then it’ll be back in action for basically all of 2014. Congrats to Hardwick and the whole @midnight crew!