Well, it seems that one hour of baller late night television is not enough for Comedy Central. Today they announced that comedian Chris Hardwick will be an expansion of the late night milkshake block that currently brings all the boys 18-34 to the yard with The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.
Hardwick, will host a still untitled show launching this fall that will follow Colbert. The show was co-produced by Funny Or Die and and Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will serve as executive producers/showrunners for the show. Lennon and Garant have a long history with the network from their time with Viva Variety and Reno 911. Hardwick’s show will be comedy panel in form, allowing for plenty of guests and have social integration.
Hardwick and his Nerdist brand have been on fire lately with him running programming in the online space, but hosting/developing shows on BBC America and AMC as well as releasing a stand-up special earlier this year.
This new show in the fall will also compete with another Nerdist as podcaster/comedian Pete Holmes is also slated to have a midnight show that will air on TBS after Conan.