Kent Alterman, President, Content Development and Original Programming, made the renewal announcement, saying, “We are covering several genres with these pickups: one sketch; one animation; and whatever Drunk History is.”
Key & Peele‘s third season has been averaging 1.9 million viewers and Brickleberry‘s averaging 1.6 million. Drunk History‘s first season averaged 1.2 million total viewers.
Details on Key & Peele:
Key & Peele features Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, who are best known for their impressive ability for improv, celebrity impressions and conjuring up original characters including “Obama and Luther,” “The Valet Guys,” “Meegan and Andre,” “Karim and Jahar,” “Wendell and Carlos,” “Mr. Garvey, the Substitute Teacher” and the players from the annual “East/West College Bowl.” The show utilizes a combination of filmed sketches and live stage segments to examine life in a provocative and irreverent way, from two men used to being on the outside looking in. Whether it’s satirizing the President, spoofing musical acts, or taking on religion, Key & Peele showcases their chemistry, camaraderie and unique point of view, born from their shared background and experiences growing up biracial in a not quite post-racial world.
More on Brickleberry:
The animated series revolves around a group of dysfunctional park rangers at a second tier national park. The voice talent includes Natasha Leggero (“Burning Love”) as “Ethel,” the smoking hot top ranger; Tom Kenny (“SpongeBob SquarePants”) as “Woody,” the head ranger who has good intentions, but not always the best ideas; Dave Herman (“Futurama”) as “Steve,” the overconfident Ranger of the Month; Jerry Minor (“Eastbound & Down”) as “Denzel,” the African American ranger who isn’t comfortable in the woods; Roger Black as “Connie,” the unusually strong and masculine female ranger; and Tosh as “Malloy,” the cuddly, yet vulgar and spoiled resident bear.
Details on Drunk History:
Drunk History pairs inebriated storytellers with A-list talent on a tour of cities across America, providing a unique take on the familiar and less familiar people and events from our country’s great past as they reenact great moments in history with unforgettable results. As told by narrators including Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, and Jenny Slate, who stumble and slur their way through profiles on figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, Patty Hearst, Lewis and Clark, Billy the Kid, and Edwin and John Wilkes Booth, first season reenactments were performed by guest stars including Jack Black, Lisa Bonet, Connie Britton, Michael Cera, Terry Crews, Stephen Merchant, Bob Odenkirk, Aubrey Plaza, Jason Ritter, Winona Ryder, Kristen Wiig, Fred Willard, Luke Wilson and Owen Wilson, among many others.
Source: Comedy Central
-Posted by Rebecca Murray
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