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Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert extend contracts, influence

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Fox News, prepare yourselves to be heckled for at least another three years, because Comedy Central has agreed to keep both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert on the air for a spell, Deadline.com reports. It seems the network likes the Emmy nominations. The wins aren't too bad, either.

Stewart will stay executive producer, writer and host for The Daily Show With Jon Stewart through the middle of 2015, marking 15 years since his taking over from Craig Kilborn in January 1999 (remember how Kilborn said the show would be dead without him?). Colbert, meanwhile, will continue to be executive producer, writer and host for The Colbert Report through the end of 2014.

Considering The Daily Show's audience grew 10 percent this season and Colbert's went up 11 percent, this is probably a good idea. Not a good idea from Comedy Central is letting Daniel Tosh be in a cartoon show called Brickleberry, in which the entire pilot apparently hinges on rape jokes. Whoops.

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