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Is Comedy Central’s Next Late-Night Champion Waiting in the Wings?

Aug 14, 2014  •  Post A Comment

Comedy Central, which has been a force to be reckoned with in late-night TV with a lineup that includes Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” and Stephen Colbert’s “Colbert Report,” has a new late-night entry in the works — and just might have its next late-night champ waiting in the wings.

Deadline.com reports that the cable channel is moving forward with “Gettin’ Some Strange with Kurt Braunohler,” a late-night talk show that will cover strange stories of the day. The show has just received a pilot order from Comedy Central, the story notes.

Comedian Braunohler, a regular guest on Comedy Central’s “@midnight,” will executive produce the project. He recently finished shooting a digital series for Comedy Central called “Roustabout with Kurt Braunohler,” which will feature him taking on feats such as a water tour/jet-skiing mission on the Mississippi River, which aims to raise money for Heifer International, the story notes.

The cable channel is positioning for the impending loss of the critically acclaimed “Colbert Report” when its host takes over David Letterman’s CBS late-night spot in 2015.

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