Comedy Central is hitting the sauce again. Today, the network announced they’ve renewed Drunk History for a sixth season.
From Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the comedy features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy storytellers. Previous guests have included Tiffany Haddish, Paget Brewster, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Mandy Moore, Jason Mantzoukas, Seth Rogen, and Weird Al Yankovic.
Even though ratings have fallen for Drunk History over the years, the Comedy Central series remains popular with fans. So far, season five is averaging a .22 rating in the 18-49 demo and 426,000 viewers.
Read more info about the renewal below:
NEW YORK, NY, February 22, 2018- Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central announced today that the Emmy(R) Award-winning Comedy Central series, Drunk History, has been renewed for a sixth season with sixteen episodes. Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Central Productions and executive produced by Waters and Konner, along with Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke. Ian Friedman and Daniel Wolfberg are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central. The fifth season currently airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“They say history is written by the victors, but after five seasons, it’s now clear that it is best told by drunken comedians,” said Alterman.
“‘We would like to buy at least six seasons of Drunk History’ – Viacom/Comedy Central, is one of my all-time favorite history quotes,” said Waters.
The season five premiere of Drunk History debuted on January 23 as the #1 rated cable original in its timeslot among Men 18-34 and improved on its season four premiere by +44%. The “Heroines”-themed episode, which featured narration by Tiffany Haddish, Paget Brewster, and Amber Ruffin and reenactments by Busy Philipps, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mandy Moore, saw gains of +153% among Women 18-49, +84% among Adults 18-49, +53% among Men 18-49 and +50% among total viewers versus the prior year. Drunk History’s strong start helped Comedy Central rank as the #1 cable entertainment network for January among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.
Guest stars featured in season five include Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jack Black, Josh Charles, Rob Corddry, Kat Dennings, Kirsten Dunst, Eric Edelstein, Donald Faison, Kevin Farley, Rich Fulcher, Kimiko Glenn, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Brian Tyree Henry, John Michael Higgins, Vanessa Hudgens, O’Shea Jackson Jr., David Koechner, Johnny Knoxville, Jane Krakowski, Abbi Jacobson, Daryl Johnson, Alex Karpovsky, Taran Killam, Justin Long, Method Man, Jason Mantzoukas, Tatiana Maslany, Jayma Mays, Joel McHale, Sheaun McKinney, Jerry O’Connell, Keir O’Donnell, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Jesse Plemons, Lauren Potter, Richard Riehle, Jason Ritter, Seth Rogen, Angus Sampson, Paul Scheer, Martin Starr, Ali Stroker, Raven Symoné, Jorma Taccone, Amber Tamblyn, Allison Tolman, Shannon Woodward, Jimmy O. Yang, and Weird Al Yankovic.
This season’s plastered narrators also include Suzi Barrett, Steve Berg, Rachel Bloom, Shaun Diston, Rich Fulcher, Jon Gabrus, Mark Gagliardi, Solomon Georgio, Georgia Hardstark, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Daryl Johnson, Doug Jones, Lyric Lewis, Gabe Liedman, John Lutz, Tess Lynch, Allan McLeod, Kyle Mooney, Katie Nolan, Claudia O’Doherty, Randall Park, Jennie Pierson, Questlove, Alison Rich, Chris Romano, JD Ryznar, Carl Tart, Greg Tuculescu, Duncan Trussell, Brendon Walsh, Crissle West, Mae Whitman, and Jimmy O. Yang.
Episodes from the new season will be day after air via the Comedy Central App, as well as on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Vudu, Verizon Flexview, and Google Play. Fans of the show can connect with other Drunk History buffs, watch show clips, and check out exclusive Behind the Scenes content on Facebook and Twitter. Throughout the season, Comedy Central will also be serving up the best, most shareable moments on giphy.com.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Drunk History? Are you glad it’s been renewed?