Pasadena, Calif. -- Comedy Central is bringing the popular Web series Drunk History to TV, greenlighting eight episodes to premiere on the network this summer, it announced at the 2013 Television Critics' Association winter press tour on Jan 5.
The weekly, half-hour series will feature historical reenactments by A-list talent, narrated by drunken storytellers. Created and starring Derek Waters, the Web series had appearances by celebrities like Jack Black, Jim Carrey, Michael Cera, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, John C. Reilly, Jason Ritter and Danny McBride.
Drunk History is from Gary Sanchez Productions and executive produced by Waters, writer/director Jeremy Konner and Gary Sanchez Prodcutions' Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Owen Burke.
Comedy Central also said Saturday it has renewed scripted comedy series Workaholics for a fourth and fifth season of 13 episodes each. The summer run of Workaholics' third season averaged 2 million total viewers and was the top cable show on Tuesday nights with men 18-34 behind the net's Tosh.0.
New episodes of Workaholics return on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m.