Last Comic Standing season 8 wraps up on NBC on Thursday night and fans are wondering whether the show will be renewed or canceled.
In fact, NBC announced the renewal of the show back in July.
“As a sign of the prolific work being accomplished in the network’s alternative division, NBC has given renewals to a 10th season of America’s Got Talent, a ninth season of Last Comic Standing and a fourth season of American Ninja Warrior, which airs in partnership with Esquire Network,” the network said in the announcement.
“So far this summer, NBC is consistently generating the highest regular-program ratings among the Big 4 networks, and has won every week this summer among those nets in adults 18-49 excluding the two weeks when ABC carried NBA Finals basketball.”
“The renewal of these three series is evidence that we continue to hit our stride in delivering quality entertainment to a broad viewership,” said Paul Telegdy, president of alternative and late night programming at NBC Entertainment, in the announcement. “All of the hard-working talented people on these shows – both behind and in front of the camera – should feel very proud of their achievements.”
The network hasn’t announced a premiere date as of yet but most seasons so far have premiered in mid-June or May. It appears to be an alternating pattern, and season 8 premiered in May, so season 9 should premiere in mid-June–if it stays on the same night, then likely either June 11 or June 18.