Comedy Central wants a whole lot more of Daniel Tosh. The network announced Tuesday that it has signed the comedian to a first-look deal that includes a four-season renewal for “Tosh.0.”
The renewal encompasses 80 episodes. The first-look deal is for both scripted and unscripted development to potentially feature Tosh on camera, as well as vehicles for other talent. The ViacomCBS network is already talking with Tosh about an unscripted series that he would host and executive produce, as well as a separate script deal on which he would serve as an executive producer.
“I’m very excited and grateful!” said Tosh. “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 four-season extension of ”Tosh.0″ will take the long-running franchise through its 16th season. Later this year, Comedy Central will launch a dedicated YouTube channel for the show, and on Tuesday launched a “Tosh.0” channel on Pluto TV, the free, ad-supported streaming service that Viacom acquired last year. The “Tosh.0” Pluto TV channel will feature the first three seasons, with episodes from additional seasons to be added on a rolling basis.
“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 for Comedy Central. “Through this Tosh.0 extension and first-look deal with Daniel, we are excited to keep working with him for years to come.”
“Tosh.0” first debuted in 2009.