August 20, 2020

It is being reported that Drunk History has been cancelled by Comedy Central after six seasons. The move is somewhat of a surprise, as the cable network had originally ordered Season 7 of the comedy last year.

The show's fate appears to have been affected at least in-part by COVID-19, as word is pre-production on the next season was already in progress when the global pandemic caused a production shutdown in March. And while things were paused, Comedy Central ultimately decided not to continue with the show, which is in-line with its current strategy to focus more on adult animation.

Drunk History was hosted by Derek Waters, who was joined by a rotating cast of actors and comedians as he traveled across the country to present the rich tales behind each city in the land. A little alcohol helps to bring out the truth, even though it may be slightly incoherent.

The show's run was a successful one, as it racked up a total of 70 episodes since its premiere in 2013. It also garnered consistent critical acclaim, as is actually currently nominated for three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.