“Drunk History” has scored a fifth season renewal at Comedy Central, network president Kent Alterman announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Friday.
The 14-episode fifth season is scheduled to premiere in 2017. “More ‘Drunk History?’ Say no more,” Alterman joked as he made the announcement.
Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, who also split directing duties, “Drunk History” is the liquored-up narration of our nation’s history.
Hosted by Waters and featuring an ever-changing cast of actors and comedians, the series presents all the rich tales that the past has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. It’s just that sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.
Season 4 aired last fall and was highlighted by an episode-long telling of the story of Alexander Hamilton (played by Ali Shawkat) and Aaron Burr (Aubrey Plaza), narrated by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Additional guest stars featured during the season included Louie Anderson, Billie Joe Armstrong, Vanessa Bayer, Josh Charles, John Cho, Kat Dennings, Anthony Edwards, Jenna Fischer, Ben Folds, Dave Grohl, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, Ed Helms, Thomas Lennon and many more.
“So excited and grateful to do a fifth season,” said Waters. “Oh what a ride it’s been! Thank you for driving me home.”
Gary Sanchez Productions produces the series, which is 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.