Comedy Central Cancels 'Jeff Dunham Show'
Network still expected to work with comedian on future specials
By Alex Weprin -- Broadcasting & Cable, 12/29/2009 4:28:59 PM
Dunham's show debuted in October, drawing 5.3 million total viewers. It would drop in subsequent weeks, leveling out at around 2.3 million viewers. It aired at 9 p.m. on Thursday nights, a time period that the network had traditionally not programmed new episodes of originals.
The show was the centerpiece of an all-encompassing deal the network inked with Dunham in March, 2009. That deal also included stand-up specials, DVDs and a live tour. Comedy is still expected to work with Dunham on future projects, with a network spokesperson saying "we will continue to be in business with Jeff Dunham in a big way."
Comedy blog The Comic's Comic first broke the news of the show's cancellation Dec. 23.
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