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Associated Press, Published December 30 2009

Comedy Central cancels ‘The Jeff Dunham Show’

NEW YORK - Comedy Central won’t be renewing “The Jeff Dunham Show” for a second season.

The show, featuring comedian Jeff Dunham and his repertoire of puppets, attracted plenty of attention, both positive and negative. Its debut drew 5.3 million viewers, a season premiere record for Comedy Central. But most of the reviews were terrible, and ratings dwindled during the season.

Comedy Central spokesman Steve Albani says the network will continue “to be in business with Jeff in a big way,” including a live tour, standup special, DVDs and consumer-products partnership.

Comedy Central signed a multi-platform deal with Dunham in March. Dunham’s comedy tour will come to the Fargodome on Feb. 3.

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