Comedy Central UK has closed a deal to acquire the exclusive first run UK broadcast rights to Tosh.0. The series, which is produced for the US cable channel Comedy Central, is set to premiere on Comedy Central UK on Friday March 8th at 10pm.
Tosh.0 features comedian Daniel Tosh as he delves into all aspects of the Internet from the absolutely absurd to the incredibly ingenious in this topical series. In addition to his commentary, the series features viral clips of the week and original videos created by and starring well-known actors and comedians. Each episode features the segment “Web Redemptions” which gives subjects of infamous viral videos a second chance to redeem themselves from the embarrassment with which they’ve become synonymous. Tosh.0 just started airing its fifth season in the US earlier this month and has consistently ranked as one of Comedy Central’s highest rated programmes.
Speaking of the acquisition of Tosh.0, Jill Offman, Managing-Director of Comedy Central UK and Senior Vice-President of International Content, said: “Tosh.0 is brilliantly innovative and I’m very excited to be able to bring Daniel Tosh to the UK to join our line up of the best US entertainment and our home-grown award winning hits.”
The series joins a rapidly expanding lineup of exclusive first run series on Comedy Central UK and comes after the channel posted record ratings in 2012. Last year was Comedy Central’s best performing year ever with ratings up 19% from 2011. The broadcaster is also the UK home to The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, NBC’s comedy series’ 30 Rock, The Office and Whitney, CBS’ comedy series’ Two And A Half Men and Mike & Molly and FX’s comedy series Anger Management, fronted by former Two And A Half Men star Charlie Sheen.