via press release:
COMEDY CENTRAL’S® NEWEST LATE-NIGHT HIT “@MIDNIGHT”
RETURNS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 6
During Initial Test Run “@midnight” Ranked as the Youngest Median Age in Late-Night and
Joined “The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” as the Top Three Most-Watched Late-Night Series Across all of Television among Men 18-34, Men 18-24 and Adults 18-24
Social Phenomenon Continued During Hiatus with Second Screen Experiences Including
Daily Twitter Games and #HashtagWars, Yelp Reviews,
And Digital Extensions of Popular Show Segments Cringe-Worthy, BuzzSpeed and Real or Jabroni
NEW YORK, December 20, 2013 – Prepare for more #Hashtag Wars, Rapid Refresh, Live Challenges and Cringe-Worthy moments when Chris Hardwick and the pop culture/social media-focused “@midnight” return on Monday, January 6 at midnight ET/PT. The series will air Monday-Thursday and mirror the production schedule of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” throughout 2014.
Produced by Funny Or Die, “@midnight” leads viewers down the ultimate internet wormhole with a rotating lineup of today’s top comedians battling nightly to determine who has the funniest take on the day’s social media and pop culture and. Using social media as the catalyst and a fake game show as the setting, “@midnight” challenges comedians to win the Internet by slashing the craziest, most absurd news and posts that social media has to offer: from the latest celebrity Instagram shots to the creepiest Craigslist posting to Buzzspeed lists and infamous #HashtagWars. Guest panelists that appeared on the show include Judd Apatow, Doug Benson, Neal Brennan, Kyle Kinane, David Koechner, Natasha Leggero, Tom Lennon, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt, Jonah Ray, Kristen Schaal and David Spade.