One of Jimmy Fallon's guests tonight is comedian and king-of-the-nerds Chris Hardwick and during his appearance, the host of Comedy Central's hit series @Midnight announced the series had been picked up for a second 40-week season. The series debuted last November during a 4-week trial run airing Monday-Thursday after the network's political satires The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. The decision was made to pick up a full season before the trail run was over.
With @Midnight continuing to get good ratings, the network is in a good place for when the Colbert Report ends in December. This means Comedy Central's planed replacement show, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore will debut sandwiched between two popular shows given it the best chance to succeed.