Comedy to Norton: Come On Down


Comedy Central has reached a two-year agreement with British TV star Graham Norton.

Norton hosts hit Channel Four series So Graham Norton
in the United Kingdom.

Under terms of his Comedy deal, Norton will host an as-yet-unnamed American version of So Graham Norton
, in addition to his own stand-up special and hosting the network’s Reel Comedy

The 13-episode variety/talk show, patterned after Norton’s current show in the United Kingdom, will be Comedy’s first one-hour series.

The 39-year-old Norton has won numerous British Academy (BAFTA) awards, including "Entertainment Performer" this year, along with an International Emmy for "Best Popular Arts Program in 2001."