An Emmy-winning late-night show that has been on the air for four seasons and is about to hit show No. 600 has been canceled. Deadline.com reports that Comedy Central is pulling the plug on “@midnight.”
The Chris Hardwick-hosted series, which bowed in fall 2013, won Primetime Emmys in 2015 and 2016 for Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media — Social TV Experience. It has also been nominated twice for Outstanding Interactive Program.
The series finale is set for Friday, Aug. 4, when the series marks its 600th show.
“The decision to end ‘@midnight’ was made mutually by Comedy Central, host/executive producer Hardwick and production company Funny Or Die,” Deadline reports.
In an interview with Deadline, Comedy Central President Kent Alterman said: “We took a big macro look and we started having conversations with Chris. … It was a little bit of the audience telling us over time, and we mutually thought, ‘You know what, maybe we should walk away holding our heads high and proud, full of appreciation and gratitude.’”