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Drunk History: Season Six Ratings

Even last year's drop in the Nielsen ratings didn't convince Comedy Central to hop on the wagon and cancel its Drunk History TV show. Now that it is back for a sixth season, will this show straighten up, fly right, and bring in a bigger audience, or just wallow in the basic-cable gutter? Will Drunk History be cancelled or renewed for season seven? Stay tuned. *Status update below.

From creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the Comedy Central TV series, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Derek Waters, Craig Cackowski, Maria Biasucci, Mort Burke, Michael Coleman, Aasha Davis, and J.T. Palmer. Guest stars in season six include Evan Rachel
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Drunk History: Season Seven Renewal, Co-Creator Signs Deal with Comedy Central

Comedy Central is hittin' the bottle once again. Deadline reports the network has renewed Drunk History for a seventh season.

From Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, the comedy series sees guest stars reenact historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. Previous guest stars have included Evan Rachel Wood, Colin Hanks, Elijah Wood, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Aubrey Plaza, and Tiffany Haddish.

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‘Drunk History’ Renewed For Season 7 As Series Co-Creator Derek Waters Inks First-Look Deal With Comedy Central

  • Deadline
Comedy Central has picked up a 16-episode seventh season of Emmy-winning series Drunk History. The renewal is part of a first-look, all-media deal the network has signed with series’ co-creator Derek Waters.

In partnership with Comedy Central Productions, the network’s new studio-production arm, Waters will develop premium comedy content for TV and digital platforms via his Be Nice or Leave production company.

“Derek Waters has repeatedly proven his comedic genius as a creator, actor, and director across multiple platforms through our hit, Drunk History. That series merely scratches the surface of his creative output, and we’re so excited to develop even more projects with him through Comedy Central Productions,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content, Comedy Central.

Boundary-pushing Drunk History is nominated for three Emmy Awards this year – Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Derek Waters for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.
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‘Drunk History’ Renewed for Season 7 at Comedy Central, Creator Inks First-Look Deal

  • Variety
‘Drunk History’ Renewed for Season 7 at Comedy Central, Creator Inks First-Look Deal
Drunk History” has been renewed for a seventh season of inebriated historical shenanigans on Comedy Central, and its creator Derek Waters has signed an all-media first-look deal with the network.

In partnership with Comedy Central Productions (Ccp), a new studio-production arm partnering with comedy writers, producers and on-screen talent, Waters and his Be Nice or Leave production banner will continue to develop premium comedy content for the network’s TV and digital platforms.

The “Drunk History” season 7 pickup consists of 16 more episodes of liquored-up recreations of American history. The show, which recently picked up three Emmy nominations, features a changing cast of actors and comedians who travel across the country re-creating historical events.

News of the renewal and Waters’ deal was announced by Comedy Central co-heads of original content Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen.

“Derek Waters has repeatedly proven his comedic genius as a creator, actor and director across multiple
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Comedy Central Teases New Episodes Of ‘Drunk History’ With Season 6 Trailer

Comedy Central’s boozy educational program Drunk History is set to return next month with eight new episodes for season six.

The Emmy Award-winning series features an always-changing cast of actors and comedians who travel the country to present the rich tales that every city has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. Although sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.

A newly released trailer reveals the new episodes will be action packed and star-studded with Sophia Bush, Josh Charles, Emily Deschanel, Calvin Dutton, Tony Hale, Cheryl Hines, Minka Kelly, Nancy Lenehan, Justin Long and Elijah Wood set to appear.

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New episodes return on Tuesday, June 18th at 10 p.m. Et/Pt, leading off with the summer season premiere titled “Derek Waters’ Believe It or Not,” paying homage to Ripley’s Believe It or Not. It will be followed by the series premiere of Alternatino with Arturo Castro at 10:30 p.
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The Obamas Are Producing Film and TV Projects With Netflix - Check Out the Full Slate!

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If you thought the Obamas would be taking a break anytime soon, you haven't been paying attention! The former first lady has been booked and busy since her White House exit, and her husband is joining in on the fun. In March 2018, it was announced that the former Us president and Michelle were in talks to produce a collection of series exclusively for Netflix, and in May of that same year, the two finalized a multiyear agreement to produce a diverse mix of content under their Higher Ground Productions banner. Now, almost a year later, we're finally learning about the seven projects, currently in various stages of development.

"We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That's why we couldn't be more excited about these projects," Barack said in a statement released by the streaming giant. "Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights, and much more,
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The Obamas Reveal Their Netflix Projects: Kids' Show, Frederick Douglass Bio, Drama from Nashville Writer & More

On Tuesday former President Barack Obama‘s production company with his wife, former First Lady Michelle Obama, announced its initial slate of projects as part of an exclusive deal with Netflix.

The list includes fiction and nonfiction programming — TV series, films and documentaries — including a children’s show for preschoolers called Listen to Your Vegetables & Eat Your Parents, from Jeremy Konner and Erika Thormahlen; a narrative film adaptation of the biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom; Bloom, a new series from Nashville creator Callie Khouri “set in the world of fashion in post-wwii New York City that depicts barriers
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Barack & Michelle Obama’s Production Company Reveals Initial Netflix Programming Slate

Almost exactly a year after entering into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series with Netflix, former president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions has unveiled its initial slate of upcoming projects. Promising a diverse mix of content, including scripted and unscripted series, documentaries and features, the announcement was made by Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, co-heads of the company.

“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling,” Obama said of the inspirational projects which touch on a variety of issues including race, class, democracy, civil rights and much more. “That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects.”

Speaking on behalf of Netflix, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said, “President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, and the Higher Ground team are building a company focused on storytelling that exemplifies their core values. The breadth of their initial slate across series, film,
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Obamas, Netflix unveil initial production slate

Obamas, Netflix unveil initial production slate
Roster includes postwar fashion world drama, non-fiction series Fifth Risk adapted from Michael Lewis book.

President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company Higher Ground Productions has announced (30) an initial slate with Netflix, including Sundance entry American Factory, and scripted anthology series Overlooked.

The roster encompasses projects in various stages of development and production, covering fiction and documentary features and scripted, unscripted and documentary series, to be released over the next several years.

Participant Media’s Sundance documentary U.S. Documentary directing award winner American Factory from Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, about culture clashes when a Chinese billionaire
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Barack and Michelle Obama Set ‘The Fifth Risk,’ Frederick Douglass Biopic Among Initial Netflix Projects

  • Variety
Higher Ground Productions, Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, has unveiled an initial slate of projects that include adaptations of Michael Lewis’ “The Fifth Risk,” a Frederick Douglass biopic and a period drama set in the fashion world penned by Callie Khouri.

The content comprises a range of scripted and unscripted projects for a range of audiences, as well as full-length features and documentaries. Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, the co-heads of the organization, revealed the slate on Tuesday.

The announcement includes seven projects that are in various different stages of development, to be released over the next several years.

The former President and first lady launched Higher Ground last spring.

“We created Higher Ground to harness the power of storytelling. That’s why we couldn’t be more excited about these projects,” Barack Obama said. “Touching on issues of race and class, democracy and civil rights,
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Barack & Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Sets First Netflix Slate

  • Deadline
Priya Swaminathan and Tonia Davis, co-heads of Higher Ground Productions, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama’s production company in partnership with Netflix, have set the company’s initial slate of upcoming projects. The content encompasses a wide range of fiction and nonfiction signature productions for all audiences including scripted, unscripted and documentary series, as well as full-length features and documentaries.

The Obamas launched Higher Ground last spring to create content that embodies the core values of celebrating the human spirit through struggles and triumph; facing adversity through resilience, determination, and hope; lifting up new voices and stories to bring about change; and transcending divides to bring us together. The projects selected are a reflection of these values and a commitment to quality storytelling. Higher Ground expects to make additional project announcements in the coming months.

They’ve been active in courting projects. That includes King Richard, the Will Smith
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Barack and Michelle Obama’s Initial Netflix Slate Includes Nonfiction Series From ‘Big Short’ Author

  • The Wrap
Barack and Michelle Obama’s Initial Netflix Slate Includes Nonfiction Series From ‘Big Short’ Author
Netflix unveiled the initial slate from Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions, which includes a mix of scripted and unscripted, docuseries, documentaries and features.

The slate includes seven originals in total, the first of which will be “American Factory,” directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert. The film takes a deep dive into a post-industrial Ohio, where a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant and hires 2,000 blue-collar Americans.

Other projects include a scripted anthology series based on The New York Times’ popular “Overlooked” column, and “Bloom,” a drama series set in the world of fashion in post-wwii New York City. “Big Short” and “Moneyball” author Michael Lewis is adapting his book, “The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy,” into a nonfiction series.

“We created
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‘Drunk History’ The Movie? The Show’s Creators Hope So – The Contenders Emmys

  • Deadline
After five seasons, and a sixth in the works, the creators of Comedy Central’s Drunk History say they’re ready to turn the boozy educational program into a feature film, especially since they view every episode as an audition for something bigger.

“All these stories are pitches for us to make a movie,” co-creator Jeremy Konner admitted Sunday at Deadline’s The Contenders Emmys.

Konner and Derek Waters created the liquored-up narration of our nation’s past, with Waters also serving as host.

Produced by Comedy Central Productions, Drunk History features an always-changing cast of actors and comedians who travel the country to present the rich tales that every city has to offer. Booze helps bring out the truth. Although sometimes the truth is a little incoherent.

Deadline Contenders Studio – Seth Macfarlane, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner & More

“The overall goal is we find stories that we haven’t seen in school.
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Drunk History on Comedy Central: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Seven?

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Has Comedy Central taken the pledge? Is the Drunk History TV show cancelled or renewed for a seventh season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Drunk History, season seven. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   

What's This TV Show About?

A Comedy Central TV series from creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the program, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Derek Waters, Craig Cackowski, Maria Biasucci, Mort Burke, Michael Coleman, Aasha Davis, and J.T.
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Drunk History: Season Six Viewer Votes

In its sixth season, is the Drunk History TV show on Comedy Central still giving you the giggles? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether a TV show like Drunk History is cancelled or renewed for season seven. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Drunk History season six episodes here.

A Comedy Central TV series from creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the program, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Derek Waters,
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‘Another Period’ Canceled by Comedy Central After 3 Seasons

  • The Wrap
“Another Period” has been canceled by Comedy Central after a three-season run, an individual with knowledge of the decision tells TheWrap.

The third — and now final — season of Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome’s satirical series ended March 20.

Set in 1902, “Another Period” centered around the wealthy, fame-hungry Bellacourt sisters, Lillian and Beatrice (played by Leggero and Lindhome).

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Per the official description: The series followed the insanely decadent and outrageous life of the Bellacourt coterie which, before others claimed their own fame, were the one American family who epitomized all that was spoiled, shameless and stupid – with more servants than relatives and days filled with money, sex, drugs…and more money.

The series supporting stars included Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Jason Ritter, and Christina Hendricks among others.

“Another Period” was co-created by Leggero and Lindhome, who also served as writers,
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‘Drunk History’ & ‘Corporate’ Get Season Premiere Dates On Comedy Central

  • Deadline
Comedy Central has set January 15 premiere dates for a pair of its returning series. Season 6 of Drunk History will stumble at a 10 Pm, followed by the sophomore bow of Corporate at 10:30.

Drunk History, who was forced to suspend production Friday amid the Southern California wildfire, will return with a full episode parody built around Mary Shelley’s creation of Frankenstein. Titled “Are You Afraid of the Drunk,” the episode features Evan Rachel Wood as Mary, Seth Rogen as Dr. Frankenstein, Elijah Wood as Percy Shelley, Jack McBrayer as Lord Byron and Will Ferrell as Frankenstein’s Monster. Rich Fulcher narrates.

Drunk History is created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner and is produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s Gary Sanchez Productions.

Season 2 of Corporate will feature guests including Kyra Sedgwick, Elizabeth Perkins, Kristen Schaal, Sasheer Zamata, Baron Vaughn and Andy Richter. It stars series creators
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Drunk History: Cancelled or Renewed for Season Six on Comedy Central?

Vulture Watch Is it time to sober up? Has the Drunk History TV show been cancelled or renewed for a sixth season on Comedy Central? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of Drunk History, season six. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?   What's This TV Show About? A Comedy Central TV series from creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo and the Scopes Monkey Trial, to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the program, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Craig Cackowski, Maria Biasucci, Mort Burke, Michael
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Drunk History: Season Five Viewer Votes

How intoxicating is the fifth season of the Drunk History TV show on Comedy Central? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether the TV show Drunk History is cancelled or renewed for season six. Unfortunately, most of us do not live in Nielsen households. Because many viewers feel frustration when their viewing habits and opinions aren't considered, we'd like to offer you the chance to rate all of the Drunk History season five episodes below. A Comedy Central TV series from creators Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, each episode of Drunk History features a narrator and guest stars reenacting historical events as recounted by terribly tipsy tellers of tales. From the Alamo and the Scopes Monkey Trial, to Watergate and beyond, no subject is off-limits. Waters hosts the program, and frequent players include Bennie Arthur, Craig
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20 Episodes of Drunk History That Everyone Needs to Watch

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20 Episodes of Drunk History That Everyone Needs to Watch
Anyone who has ever taken a history class can tell you that unless you have the right person teaching you, it's going to be pure torment. Obviously, the perfect solution to this problem is to watch drunk comedians try to narrate important moments in history while actors depict that exact narration. Obviously!

Enter Drunk History, possibly the greatest brainchild of Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, which was recently renewed for a sixth season on Comedy Central. Each episode features Waters as the host, joined by a very intoxicated guest who attempts to coherently recount a historical moment, interwoven with actors reenacting the story and lip syncing the narrator's dialogue. The stories are all true, though the conversations are obviously . . . not so accurate. A majority of the time, the result is hilarious! Sometimes it's also a sh*tshow, but in the best way possible.

Check out some of the best episodes of Drunk History below,
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