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Comedy Central renews 'Tosh.0' for fifth season

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Comedy Central has renewed Tosh.0 for a fifth season — 30 episodes — in 2013. This had to be a no-brainer: Tosh.0 is the channel’s highest-rated show, drawing 3.7 million viewers every week.

“Despite the fact that Tosh.0 has more viewers than any other show on our network, and that Daniel has totally catalyzed his fans online, we still convinced ourselves to pick up the show for another season,” said Ken Alterman, Head of Original Programming and Production for Comedy Central, in a statement.

“It’s hard for me to get excited about anything when the Miami Dolphins look so terrible,” Tosh said.

Tosh came under fire this summer when he made some controversial rape jokes at a comedy club in Hollywood. He later apologized on Twitter.

Season 4 of Tosh.0 premieres on September 25th at 10pm.

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Daniel Tosh apologizes for rape jokes at comedy club

Daniel Tosh apologizes for rape jokes at comedy club

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Daniel Tosh isn’t the sort of comedian who typically apologizes for anything. His hit Comedy Central series Tosh.0 frequently explores potentially offensive territory with jokes that some would consider misogynistic or racist, and that his fans find hilarious. But it seems Tosh firmly strayed over the line during a recent live appearance.

The comedian tweeted an apology and a link to a blogger’s account of his recent stand-up performance. “All the out of context misquotes aside, I’d like to sincerely apologize,” Tosh wrote.

The original anonymous “friend of a friend” account would be too sketchy to use for a source if not for Tosh’s tweet acknowledging there is some substance to it. So keeping in mind that Tosh says he was misquoted, the original account was by a female audience member who says she was unfamiliar with Tosh’s act when she caught his performance at the Hollywood Laugh Factory. She claims, “Tosh [started] making some very generalizing, declarative statements about rape jokes always being funny, how can a rape joke not be funny, rape is hilarious.” READ FULL STORY

Daniel Tosh's animated 'Brickleberry': Who's in the cast? What does it look like? -- EXCLUSIVE

After bringing you the finest commentary on asinine goofs and oofs, Tosh.0 host Daniel Tosh is branching out into the world of animation on Comedy Central: Brickleberry (seen here on the left) will chronicle the exploits of a ragtag group of forest rangers at a second-tier national park. READ FULL STORY

'Tosh.0' lures biggest audience yet

BET wasn’t the only cable network with record numbers Tuesday night. The third season premiere of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 delivered 3.6 million viewers — that’s the biggest audience ever for the show, up 107% from its summer premiere. In the adult demo, Tosh got a 2.1, which was bigger than V on ABC last night.

Tosh made headlines over the summer when the comedian hit a previous series high of 2.4 million and surpassed Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert as the network’s most popular host. For those who missed it, here’s Daniel at press tour last week defending his show’s racy humor.

Daniel Tosh at TCA: 'I'm not sexist or racist, I just like the jokes'

This is a tough argument to make, but if anybody can pull it off, it’s Tosh.0 host Daniel Tosh: “I’m not a misogynistic and racist person,” the very un-PC Comedy Central personality tells critics at TCA. “But I do find those jokes funny, so I say them.”

In other words: He’s not racist, he just plays one on TV. And he doesn’t even really do that, does he? READ FULL STORY

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