Jeff Dunham scored the most-watched series premiere in Comedy Central history, but his “The Jeff Dunham Show” won’t return for a second season.
Following Dunham’s record-breaking October series debut that drew 5.3 million viewers, the puppet master’s audience dropped 55% for episode two. His December episodes episodes drew between 1.3 and 1.8 million viewers.
Asked whether “Jeff Dunham” has been canceled, a Comedy Central spokesperson said, “We have no plans to renew the series at this time.”
Under Dunham’s pact with the Comedy Central, he will topline another special for the network targeted for fall 2010, following his blockbuster 2008 special seen by 6.6 million viewers, as well as a tour, a DVD and consumer products release.
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