TVLine Items: Comedy Central Cancels Two, Daredevil Casting News and More
The laughs are over for two Comedy Central shows.
The animated series Tooning Out the News and the late-night talk show Hell of a Week With Charlamagne Tha God, both of which were executive-produced by Stephen Colbert, have been cancelled at the cable network, our sister site Deadline reports.
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Tooning Out the News ran for two seasons on CBS All Access before making the move to Comedy Central for Season 3, while Hell of a Week aired on the cabler for two seasons.
“The Emmy award-nominated Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News pushed the boundaries of satirical news and disrupted the late-night landscape with its outspoken animated anchors,” a Comedy Central spokesperson said in a statement. “We are deeply grateful to Stephen Colbert, [executive producer] RJ Fried, the production team and the talented actors and animators for their unwavering partnership and dedication.”
Additionally, “we thank Charlamagne and the amazing team behind [Hell of a Week] for its impactful conversations and the incredible collaboration as we look ahead to our future partnership with Charlamagne.”
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