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Comedy Central's 'Nathan For You' and 'Drunk History' renewed for Season 3

Nathan Fielder attends the 2014 Variety's '10 Comics To Watch' cocktail event at the Hyatt Regency Montreal July 24, 2014 in Montreal, Canada.
Photo by Pierre Roussel

Comedy Central announced Friday (July 25) that both "Drunk History" and "Nathan For You" have been renewed for Season 3, Deadline reports. The comedies are in the middle of airing their second seasons.

"Drunk History," from executive producers Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, is a former Funny or Die web series that features inebriated narrators recounting historical events while A-list actors perform the reenactments. Guest stars in Season 2 include Jack Black, Courteney Cox, David Cross, Charlie Day, Laura Dern, Emily Deschanel, Johnny Knoxville, Nick Kroll, John Lithgow, Jordan Peele, Stephen Merchant, Patton Oswalt, Busy Philips, Jason Ritter and Winona Ryder.

"Nathan For You" follows creator and star Nathan Fielder as he attempts to help struggling entrepreneurs by using unconventional marketing tactics. The comedian made headlines earlier this year when he briefly opened a coffee shop named Dumb Starbucks in Los Angeles.

Both series have experienced ratings growth this season, with "Nathan For You" jumping 50 percent among the key demographic of adults 18-49 and 34 percent among total viewers, while "Drunk History" is up 26 percent among adults 18-49, and 17 percent among total viewers. It also ranks as the highest-rated series on TV in its time slot among men 18-34 and in cable with men 18-49. The first season averaged one million viewers a week.

"Is there any comedy well deeper to draw from than history and business marketing?" asked network content development and original programming president Kent Alterman in a statement, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The announcement came the same day that Alterman presented Fielder with Just For Laugh’s Breakout Comedy Star of the Year Award in Montreal.

The cable network most recently gave renewals to "Broad City," "Kroll Show," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Trip Tank" and "Key & Peele" for an expanded Season 4.

"Drunk History" and "Nathan For You" air Tuesdays at 10/9 p.m. CT and 10:30/9:30 p.m. CT, respectively, on Comedy Central. Both comedies will return for Season 3 in 2015.

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