Comedy Central Renews Trevor Noah's Contract Through 2022

The deal which includes year-end specials featuring the host will keep him on the Viacom-owned cable network through 2022

Comedy Central parent company, Viacom, prides itself on Noah's ratings, especially with the younger crowd, according to CNN.

On Thursday, Comedy Central announced that they would renew Trevor Noah's contract through 2022, keeping the 33-year-old comedian at the helm of "The Daily Show" for at least another five years, which includes producer and hosting duties for year-end specials. Comedy Central says it has agreed to a contract extension that will keep Trevor Noah as host of "The Daily Show" through 2022.

Said Noah, "I'm thrilled to be continuing this wonderful journey with both fans of The Daily Show and Comedy Central".

The "Daily Show" averaged 1.3 million total viewers this season, behind others at his network, but ahead of rival late-night shows like TBS's "Conan".

The network also said Noah would produce and host specials comedically wrapping up each year, starting in a few months. In addition, The Daily Show is on pace to overtake The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to finish the quarter as the most-watched daily, late night talk show among millennials (Adults 18-34).

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Still, many viewers came with the expectation that Noah's show would be satisfying in the same way that Stewart was, and that Noah would come into the job fully formed, he said.

He also announced Comedy Central is preparing to launch "The Opposition" on September 25.

Noah is just the latest late night host to re-up for the long-term.

Steve Bodow, Jen Flanz, Jill Katz and Noah executive produce "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah". The series is directed by Paul Pennolino.

Kent Alterman, the president of Comedy Central, said in a phone interview, "We have never had any lack of confidence in Trevor". Noah is represented by CAA, Mainstay Entertainment and the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson.

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