Comedy Central has given third-season orders to Tuesday night series Drunk History and Nathan For You four episodes into their sophomore runs. The new seasons will air in 2015. The announcement was made the day Kent Alterman, the network’s President of Original Programming, is presenting Nathan For You star Nathan Fielder with Just For Laugh’s Breakout Comedy Star of the Year Award in Montreal.
Created for television by series host Derek Waters and director Jeremy Konner, Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers up with well known talent as they reenact great moments in history. Guest stars in Season 2 include Jack Black, Courteney Cox, David Cross, Charlie Day, Laura Dern, Emily Deschanel, Nathan Fielder, Johnny Knoxville, Nick Kroll, John Lithgow, Jordan Peele, Stephen Merchant, Patton Oswalt, Busy Philips, Jason Ritter and Winona Ryder. Through four episodes, second season ratings for are up +26% among Adults 18-49 vs. season one and +17% among total viewers. In its Tuesday 10 PM timeslot, Drunk History is the #1 original series in all of television with Men 18-34 and #1 in cable with Men 18-49. Waters, Konner and Gary Sanchez Prods’ Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke exec produce.
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Nathan For You features Fielder as he attempts to help real small businesses turn a profit with marketing tactics that no ordinary consultant would dare to attempt. Season 2, which started July 1, includes the now infamous Dumb Starbucks stunt that drew national media attention. Ratings for Nathan For You are up by nearly 50% among Adults 18-49 vs. season one and +34% among total viewers. In its Tuesday 10:30 PM slot, Nathan For You ranks as the #1 original series in cable among Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. Fielder, Michael Koman and Dave Kneebone exec produce.