HISTORY(R) GREENLIGHTS NEW SERIES "JOIN OR DIE WITH CRAIG FERGUSON"
NEW YORK, NY - September 17, 2015 - HISTORY has ordered 16 episodes of "Join or Die with Craig Ferguson" from Comedy Dynamics and Green Mountain West, it was announced today by Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY.
In the half-hour show, comedian Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) debates provocative and timely topics, in his unorthodox and iconoclastic manner, 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 - clue: it's not the "selfie stick."
"Craig is incredibly knowledgeable, but also has a fun way of getting people engaged in history," said Cabana. "It's clear this is his passion project and we're looking forward to having him join the network."
"I'm a huge fan of HISTORY and what they do," said Ferguson. "I'm delighted to be on their schedule and promise that we will have a lot of fun but we will also stick to the truth."
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 not only in every episode, but also in extensive digital pieces.
"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.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 98 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original 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, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Ice Road Truckers(R), Pawn Stars(R), Swamp People(R) and Top Shot(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.