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"Jeff Dunham Show" CANCELED By Comedy Central

12/29/09 03:29 PM ET   AP

Jeff Dunham

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.

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Comedy Central is owned by Viacom Inc.

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