Comedy Central Sets Return Date for ‘Sarah’ and ‘Demetri’

by | December 23, 2009 at 10:07 AM | TV News

Sarah Silverman and Demetri Martin (Comedy Central)

Sarah Silverman and Demetri Martin (Comedy Central)

Comedy Central will launch new seasons of ‘The Sarah Silverman Program‘ and ‘Important Things with Demetri Martin‘ on Thursday, February 4.

‘Demetri Martin’ will premiere its sophomore run at 10/9c, followed at 10:30 by the ‘Sarah Silverman’ Season 3 opener.

Though the exact premiere date is news, both shows have known for a while that they were coming back. Funny lady Sarah Silverman received the good word back in March (to which she responded in a statement, “Yay!”), while Demetri Martin got the nod in June.

‘The Sarah Silverman Program’ averaged 1.5 million viewers during its second season, and performs particularly well with men age 18-24.

‘Important Things with Demetri Martin,’ meanwhile, gave Comedy Central its most-watched series premiere since ‘Chappelle’s Show‘ in 2003, when it debuted to 2.4 million viewers last February

Comedy Central also announced that Season 14 of ‘Comedy Central Presents’ will premiere February 19.