Comedy Central‘s late-night stalwarts Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have extended their contracts with the cable network. Stewart’s extension will keep him at the helm of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, where he will continue as executive producer, writer and host, through the middle of 2015 — marking 15 years on the air. Colbert’s extension will keep him and The Colbert Report at Comedy Central, where it launched in 2005, through the end of 2014. Colbert serves as executive producer, writer and host of the show, which is produced by Stewart’s company.
The Daily Show and The Colbert Report just received four Emmy nominations apiece. They are the only late-night talk shows to post ratings growth among adults 18-49 for the current television season: +10% for The Daily Show and +11% from The Colbert Report. The Daily Show delivers more adults 18-49 (1.4 million) than any late-night talk show in all of television. Fellow cable late-night show Conan was renewed by TBS earlier this year through April 2014, E!’s Chelsea Lately is locked in through 2014 as are CBS’ David Letterman and Craig Ferguson.
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