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Comedy Central Orders ‘Drunk History’ Series, More ‘Workaholics’

Network orders seasons 4 and 5 of "Workaholics"

Comedy Central has ordered a fourth and fifth season of "Workahollics" and will make the web show "Drunk History" a series, the network announced Saturday.

“Drunk History” is a weekly, half-hour series in which A-list talent act out historical reenactments described by inebriated storytellers. The series is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by creator and star Derek Waters, writer-director Jeremy Konner, and Gary Sanchez Productions’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke.

Past episodes have aired on McKay and Ferrell's site Funny or Die, and a “Drunk History” short produced for the HBO series “Funny or Die Presents,” starring Ferrell as Abraham Lincoln and Don Cheadle as Frederick Douglass (pictured) won the Jury Prize for Best American Short Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

The Comedy Central series is set to premiere eight episodes this summer.   

Comedy Central also ordered 13 episodes for each new season of "Workaholics," the hit series from Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm and Kyle Newacheck.

Over its third season summer run, “Workaholics” averaged 2 million total viewers. New episodes will begin on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10/9c.

Comedy Central made the announcement at the Television Critics Association winter press tour.

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