Comedy Central Renews 'The Burn With Jeff Ross'

Six-episode Second Season to Premiere Jan. 8

Comedy Central has renewed the weekly topical series The Burn with Jeff Ross for a second season, the network announced Thursday.

Six new episodes of the series, where Ross and a panel of guest comedians skewer the week's pop cultures stories, will premiere starting Jan. 8, 2013. The Burn premiered in August and averaged 1 million viewers an episode in its first season.

The series is executive produced by Ross, Mike Gibbons, Chris McGuire and Tagline Television's Willie Mercer and Amy Zvi.