Craig Ferguson’s ‘Join or Die’ Gets Series Order at History

Show will focus on comedian debating historical topics with guest panelists

History has ordered 16 episodes of “Join or Die with Craig Ferguson,” the network announced Thursday.

In the half-hour show, Ferguson will debate topics with a panel of guests which will include celebrities and history experts, as well as the American public through social media.

Categories will range from topics such as: what was the biggest presidential campaign flop; who was the greatest founding father; or which invention was history’s greatest game changer.

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.

“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 and Matt Ginsburg are executive producers for History.