Comedy Central is not moving forward with a seventh season of the Derek Waters-Jeremy Konner series Drunk History although it was originally ordered last summer. Season 7 of Drunk History was in pre-production and taping some of the comedian narrations when the coronavirus put all tv/film production on hold.
The show was based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007, both of whom, along with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, are the show’s executive producers. In each episode, an inebriated narrator, joined by host Waters, struggles to recount an event from history, while actors enact the narrator’s anecdotes and also lip sync the dialogue. In addition to Waters and celebrity guest stars, the show’s characters are played by regulars such as Bennie Arthur, Tim Baltz, Mort Burke, Sarah Burns, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Michael Coleman, Tymberlee Hill, Adam Nee, Jeremy J. Tutson, Greg Tuculescu, J.T. Palmer and Aasha Davis.
The series’ sixth and now final season, which wrapped its run on Aug. 6, 2019, is up for three Emmy nominations, Outstanding Variety Sketch series, as well as Outstanding Costumes and Production Design for a Reality/Variety/Competition series. Drunk History, which is getting a strong push by ViacomCBS in its farewell awards season, has been nominated in the top variety sketch category every year since the category was launched in 2015.