“Drunken Story” canceled after six seasons at Comedy Central

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The sixth and most recent season of “Drunk History” will be the last on Comedy Central, Variety confirmed.The show was renewed for a seventh season last year and was in pre-production that season when the COVID-19 pandemic forced production to halt in March. Comedy Central later decided to end the show as the network moved away from live scripted shows in favor of adult animation.

Series creators Derek Waters have signed a first look deal with Comedy Central at the time of Season 7 renewal and will continue to develop projects on the network.

“Drunk History” has won 17 Emmy nominations during its run, taking one so far. He’s currently available for three Emmys this year, including one for Best Variety Sketch Series.

The show features a changing cast of actors and comedians who recreate historical events. It started as a web series on the Waters YouTube page and then moved on to Funny or Die. The concept involved from the start a drunken host, often a booming comedian or UCB cartoonist, feasting on an obscure historical tale that is then re-enacted by famous stars. When it comes to re-enactments, the series has drawn a long list of guests, including Tiffany Haddish, Winona Ryder, Maya Rudolph, Seth Rogen, Kirsten Dunst, Will Ferrell, Tessa Thompson, Vanessa Hudgens, Colni Hanks, Quest Love and Lyn. -Manuel Miranda.

With the cancellation, the only scripted live shows remaining on Comedy Central are “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens”. “Corporate” began airing its third and final season in July.

Last week it was announced that “The Other Two” and “South Side” will be upgrading to HBO Max. It was recently announced that Comedy Central is rebooting animated shows such as “Beavis & Butt-Head”, “The Ren & Stimpy Show” and the “Daria” spin-off “Jodie”.

Deadline first reported the news of the cancellation.



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