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Comedy Renews Mind of Mencia

Comedy Central has ordered a third season of series, The Mind of Mencia. The 16 new episodes will debut in first quarter 2007.

Mind of Mencia, executive produced and created by comedian Carlos Mencia, is the channel's second-highest rated show behind South Park.

It is averaging 2.1 million viewers, up 55% since its first season, and was tops in its Wednesday night 10:30-11 time slot in key male demos.

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.