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The Jim Jefferies Show ends at Comedy Central as comedian looks to book his own NBC sitcom

After three seasons, The Jim Jefferies Show will come to a close on Comedy Central later this month.

The Jim Jefferies Show will air its final episode on Nov. 19, concluding a brilliant three-year run on Comedy Central,” said a spokesperson for Comedy Central. “We thank Jim and the team for bringing us a unique and international approach to culture and politics. We look forward to developing more projects with Jim in the future.”

But don’t fret for Jefferies just yet.

As the show found Jefferies more willing to leave his desk for field pieces over the three seasons, the comedian and host himself has been looking to grow his way back into SitcomLand.

Just last month, Jefferies earned himself a put-pilot deal with NBC for his own sitcom, which means the network agrees in advance to put his sitcom pilot on the air, or else pay him an additional penalty on top of his development deal.

Jefferies starred as a version of himself in two seasons of Legit, which aired from 2013-14 on FX/FXX. His proposed NBC series also wouldn’t stretch Jefferies too far from his actual character. He’s developing the new project with Suzanne Martin (creator of Hot in Cleveland and The Soul Man, both for TV Land) and production studio Hazy Mills.

Here’s a clip from this week’s Comedy Central episode:

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