History‘s new Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV series premieres Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 11:00pm ET/PT. Hosted by the Late Late Show vet, the 22 half-hour episode first season features Ferguson and his guests, debating controversial subjects. On the table are history’s most influential drug; the most doomed presidential campaign; and history’s biggest frenemies.
In season one of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson, celebrity panelists include: Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale, and Elijah Wood. Ferguson will also invite historians to the table.
Here’s the press release from History’s parent company, A+E Networks:
JANUARY 6, 2016
HISTORY® PREMIERES NEW SERIES ‘JOIN OR DIE WITH CRAIG FERGUSON’ ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 AT 11PM ET/PT
Celebrity Guests Include Judd Apatow, Jason Biggs, Jack Black, Julie Bowen, Courteney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel, Lisa Kudrow, Jay Leno, Joel McHale and Elijah Wood
PASADENA, CA – January 6, 2016 – HISTORY presents “Join or Die with Craig Ferguson,” a new 22-episode, half-hour series premiering Thursday, February 18 at 11PM ET/PT. In the show comedian Craig Ferguson debates provocative and timely topics, in his unorthodox and iconoclastic manner, with a panel of celebrities and history experts. Some of the guest panelists include: Judd Apatow (The 40 Year Old Virgin), Jack Black (School of Rock), Julie Bowen (“Modern Family”), Courteney Cox (“Cougar Town”), Jimmy Kimmel (“Jimmy Kimmel Live”), Lisa Kudrow (“The Comeback”), Jay Leno (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”), Joel McHale (“The Soup”) and Elijah Wood (The Hobbit).
Categories range from topics such as: history’s most influential drug; the most doomed presidential campaign; history’s biggest douchebag; the most influential band and history’s biggest frenemies.
The expression, “Join or Die” is not only Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists; it is also the tattoo Craig received on his forearm after becoming an American citizen. This passion for history and spirited debate will be infused in every episode.
“Join or Die with Craig Ferguson” is produced for HISTORY by Comedy Dynamics and Green Mountain West, in association with Lionsgate TV. Craig Ferguson, Phil Cottone, Brian Volk-Weiss and Jim Biederman serve as executive producers. Tim Healy, Matt Ginsburg and Paul Cabana are executive producers for HISTORY.
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including “Pawn Stars,” “American Pickers,” “Swamp People,” “Alone” as well as the hit drama series “Vikings.” The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history.
What do you think? Do you miss Craig Ferguson on The Late Late Show? Do you plan to tune in to his new Join or Die with Craig Ferguson TV show?