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[02/22/18 - 07:58 AM]
Comedy Central Renews "Drunk History" for a Sixth Season
"They say history is written by the victors, but after five seasons, it's now clear that it is best told by drunken comedians," said Kent Alterman.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL RENEWS "DRUNK HISTORY" FOR A SIXTH SEASON

SEASON FIVE CURRENTLY AIRING TUESDAYS AT 10:00 P.M. ET/PT ON COMEDY CENTRAL(R)

Executive Produced by Derek Waters, Jeremy Konner and Gary Sanchez Productions' Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Owen Burke

Fifth Season Premiere Featuring Tiffany Haddish Was #1 Rated Show on Cable in its Timeslot Among Men 18-34

NEW YORK, NY, February 22, 2018- Kent Alterman, President of Comedy Central announced today that the Emmy(R) Award-winning Comedy Central series, Drunk History, has been renewed for a sixth season with sixteen episodes. Created for television by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, Drunk History is produced by Central Productions and 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. The fifth season currently airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

"They say history is written by the victors, but after five seasons, it's now clear that it is best told by drunken comedians," said Alterman.

"'We would like to buy at least six seasons of Drunk History' - Viacom/Comedy Central, is one of my all-time favorite history quotes," said Waters.

The season five premiere of Drunk History debuted on January 23 as the #1 rated cable original in its timeslot among Men 18-34 and improved on its season four premiere by +44%. The "Heroines"-themed episode, which featured narration by Tiffany Haddish, Paget Brewster, and Amber Ruffin and reenactments by Busy Philipps, Evan Rachel Wood, and Mandy Moore, saw gains of +153% among Women 18-49, +84% among Adults 18-49, +53% among Men 18-49 and +50% among total viewers versus the prior year. Drunk History's strong start helped Comedy Central rank as the #1 cable entertainment network for January among Men 18-24 and Men 18-34.

Guest stars featured in season five include Vanessa Bayer, Jillian Bell, Jack Black, Josh Charles, Rob Corddry, Kat Dennings, Kirsten Dunst, Eric Edelstein, Donald Faison, Kevin Farley, Rich Fulcher, Kimiko Glenn, Tony Hale, Colin Hanks, David Harbour, Brian Tyree Henry, John Michael Higgins, Vanessa Hudgens, O'Shea Jackson Jr., David Koechner, Johnny Knoxville, Jane Krakowski, Abbi Jacobson, Daryl Johnson, Alex Karpovsky, Taran Killam, Justin Long, Method Man, Jason Mantzoukas, Tatiana Maslany, Jayma Mays, Joel McHale, Sheaun McKinney, Jerry O'Connell, Keir O'Donnell, Bob Odenkirk, Randall Park, Jesse Plemons, Lauren Potter, Richard Riehle, Jason Ritter, Seth Rogen, Angus Sampson, Paul Scheer, Martin Starr, Ali Stroker, Raven Symoné, Jorma Taccone, Amber Tamblyn, Allison Tolman, Shannon Woodward, Jimmy O. Yang, and Weird Al Yankovic.

This season's plastered narrators also include Suzi Barrett, Steve Berg, Rachel Bloom, Shaun Diston, Rich Fulcher, Jon Gabrus, Mark Gagliardi, Solomon Georgio, Georgia Hardstark, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Daryl Johnson, Doug Jones, Lyric Lewis, Gabe Liedman, John Lutz, Tess Lynch, Allan McLeod, Kyle Mooney, Katie Nolan, Claudia O'Doherty, Randall Park, Jennie Pierson, Questlove, Alison Rich, Chris Romano, JD Ryznar, Carl Tart, Greg Tuculescu, Duncan Trussell, Brendon Walsh, Crissle West, Mae Whitman, and Jimmy O. Yang.

Episodes from the new season will be day after air via the Comedy Central App, as well as on iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Xbox Video, Sony Playstation, Vudu, Verizon Flexview, and Google Play. Fans of the show can connect with other Drunk History buffs, watch show clips, and check out exclusive Behind the Scenes content on Facebook and Twitter. Throughout the season, Comedy Central will also be serving up the best, most shareable moments on giphy.com.

Available on-air, online and on-the-go via the Comedy Central App, Comedy Central (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB). For up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs visit Comedy Central's press site at press.cc.com and follow us on Twitter @ComedyCentralPR for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.

About Comedy Central

Comedy Central is the home for stand-up, featuring original one-hour specials from a wide variety of incredibly talented comedians including Amy Schumer, Daniel Tosh, Pete Davidson, Kyle Kinane, Lewis Black, Hannibal Buress, Natasha Leggero, Chris Hardwick, Brian Regan, and more, as well as a diverse slate of original series ranging from the part-stand-up/part-travelogue Kevin Hart Presents: Hart of the City, to long-form storytelling show This Is Not Happening, to super-sized stand-up exhibition Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents, to insult-comedy competition Jeff Ross Presents: Roast Battle.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling entertainment content - including television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, games, consumer products, podcasts, live events and social media experiences - for audiences in 183 countries. Viacom's media networks, including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., MTV, BET, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, VH1, TV Land, CMT, Logo, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina), Colors (India) and Paramount Channel, reach approximately 4.3 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. Paramount Television develops, finances and produces original programming for television and digital platforms. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom's blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.





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