Comedy Central renews Drunk History for sixth season
Comedy Central is going to stay Drunk for a while.
The network announced on Thursday that it is renewing Drunk History for a sixth season.
The Derek Waters-hosted series that features inebriated retellings of underreported stories from our nation’s history will return with 16 episodes, which is up from the 13 episodes that comprise the currently airing season 5.
The season 5 premiere on Jan. 23 ranked as the No. 1 rated original series in the 10 p.m. timeslot among men 18-34. The show, um, historically, attracts an impressive assortment of celebrities, and season 5’s guest roster includes Jillian Bell, Jack Black, Josh Charles, Rob Corddry, Kat Dennings, Kirsten Dunst, Tony Hale, David Harbour, Brian Tyree Henry, Vanessa Hudgens, Johnny Knoxville, Jane Krakowski, Abbi Jacobson, Tatiana Maslany, Joel McHale, Mandy Moore, Bob Odenkirk, Jesse Plemons, Seth Rogen, Amber Tamblyn, Allison Tolman, and Weird Al Yankovic. Among the narrators who are willing to get tipsy/trashed before dishing out quirky history lessons: Tiffany Haddish, Rachel Bloom, Kyle Mooney, Randall Park, Questlove, and Mae Whitman.
After the first seven episodes of season 5 air, the show will go on hiatus, returning later this year with the final six episodes of the season.
Season 6 is slated to debut sometime next year.
Drunk History airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.