Comedy Central Renews Workaholics for Two Seasons, Orders "Drunk History" Shorts to Series

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The cast of Workaholics won't be punching out anytime soon.

Comedy Central has ordered two more seasons of the office single-camera comedy, the cable network announced Saturday at the winter TV previews.

"When I realized Workaholics is not a reality show, it made me appreciate the guys' talent that much more," Comedy Central's Head of Original Programming and Production, Kent Alterman said in a statement. "It only seems right that we would renew for two seasons."

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Added stars Adam DeVine, Blake Anderson and Anders Holm, and director Kyle Newacheck: "We're stoked!"

All four come from the Internet sketch group Mail Order Comedy — through which the group was discovered by Comedy Central thanks to their YouTube videos.

Seasons 4 and 5 will each contain 13 episodes. Workaholics averaged 2 million total viewers for the first part of its third season, which premiered last summer. The second part of Season 3 kicks off on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10/9c.

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Additionally, Comedy Central announced that they will turn Funny or Die's popular web series "Drunk History" into a half-hour series to premiere this coming summer.

"Drunk History" is a series of historical reenactments by a revolving door of celebrities presented by — you guessed it — drunk storytellers. Funny or Die creators Will Ferrell and Adam McKay will executive-produce the series, with Chris Henchy, Owen Burke, writer and director Jeremy Konner and creator and star Derek Waters.

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"Will and I have always believed booze brings out truth. Sometimes that truth involves hitting on airport bar janitors or eating cheese fries at 4 a.m.," McKay said in a statement. "But in this case, we hope that truth will shine on our nation's history."

Drunk History's first season will consist of eight episodes.

Are you excited for more Workaholics? Will you watch Drunk History?


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