Comedy Central has ordered a third season of the weekly hit, Mind of Mencia
. The next season of the series, which is executive produced and created by Carlos Mencia
and Emmy Award-winning Robert Morton, will premiere in the first quarter of 2007 and consist of 16 episodes.
"Carlos Mencia has become a household name and one of today's hottest comedians," said Lauren Corrao, executive vice president of original programming and development.. "With the success of the second season and his one-hour special, along with the incredible advance sales for our upcoming 'Comedy Central Live' tour, Mencia has proven to be a true break-out star who's incredibly popular with our viewers and a huge asset to our network. Renewing this series was a very easy decision for us and we are excited to be a part of the rapid growth of the Carlos Mencia brand."