AceShowbiz - Comedy Central has big confidence in Trevor Noah. "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah", the late-night talk show he currently hosting is confirmed to continue until 2022. It has just got renewed by the network for five more years after running for two years since 2015.
"I'm thrilled to be continuing this amazing journey with both fans of 'The Daily Show' and Comedy Central," the host said in a statement. He joked, "It's really exciting to renew this contract for either five more years or until Kim Jong Un annihilates us all -- whichever one comes first."
The five-year extention was announced hot on heel of the show's win at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series with Daily Show: Between the Scenes. As part of the new deal, Noah will host "annual, year-end, 'Daily Show' specials" beginning this year.
Trevor Noah replaced Jon Stewart on the "Daily Show" show. "I can't thank the people who work here enough, and I can't thank Comedy Central enough, and I can't thank the audience enough," Stewart said back then. "This show isn't ending. We're merely taking a small pause in the conversation. ... Rather than saying goodbye or good night, I'm just going to say, I'm going to go get a drink."
Earlier this week at an investor event, Viacom CEO Bob Bakish sang high praise for Noah. "Every sequential month, including in August, is his most watched month," the exec said. "He now has the largest audience of millennials in late-night TV against everybody."
Bakish added, "Jon Stewart was on the network for 18 years. Jon Stewart did not become Jon Stewart in one year. Trevor is in a very good path."
Noah's show raked in an average 1.3 million in total viewers this season. His extention came after HBO renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" through 2020. The premium cable network also extended "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" through 2020.