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What's on TV This Week: The Emmys and the Finale of 'Chelsea Lately'

Tonight, Seth Meyers hosts the Primetime Emmy Awards from LA. Emmys will be given to Outstanding Comedy Series, the Best Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series along with Outstanding Writing and Directing for a comedy series, amongst many others. Also this week Chelsea Handler’s show Chelsea Lately comes to a close in a one-hour live finale. Handler will begin a new talk show on Netflix set to premiere in 2016. Tosh.0 is back with new episodes as well as Colbert Report, The Daily Show, and @midnight. In late night, Mike Myers will be on The Late Show with David Letterman.

Check out this week’s full comedy listings below:

What's on TV This Week: 'Drunk History' and 'Nathan For You' Return

Although many shows are on hiatus for the July 4th break, this week remains a big one for comedy. Drunk History and Nathan For You both return for second seasons on Comedy Central, while Undateable finishes out its season with three back to back episodes. Bad Teacher is also back with two brand new episodes,  Jimmy Kimmel is the only late night host to air shows this week, joined by guests Melissa McCarthy, Marc Maron, and Mark Duplass. Check out the week's full comedy listings below:

'Drunk History' Returns to Comedy Central June 24th

Derek Waters, star/co-creator of Comedy Central's Drunk History, announced today on Twitter that season two of the show will be premiering on Tuesday, June 24th, at 10pm, and that the new season will be 10 episodes long. Nathan For You is also returning to Comedy Central this summer, but the network has yet to announce a date/time for its premiere.

Based on the popular Funny Or Die web series of the same name, Drunk History premiered its 8-episode first season last summer and was subsequently renewed by the network. The show was created by Waters and Jeremy Konner, and it features intoxicated comedians retelling historical events, which are reenacted by [...]

'Drunk History's Derek Waters Tells Conan O'Brien Why He Can't Watch 'The Simpsons'

Derek Waters, host and co-creator of Comedy Central's newest series Drunk History, went on Conan last night and explained to Conan O'Brien that he can't watch The Simpsons because a jellyfish stung his penis when he was eight. It'll all make sense when you watch the clip.

Watch the First Episode of Comedy Central's 'Drunk History' Two Weeks Early

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, isn't debuting until July 9th, but the network has added the first episode to its website, where it's viewable right now. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series of the same name from Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, in which comedians get drunk and explain historical events while actors act them out. The premiere episode covers the Watergate scandal, John Wilkes Booth, and Elvis meeting Nixon with Bob Odenkirk, Adam Scott, Will Forte, Nathan Fielder, Stephen Merchant, Jack Black, Fred Willard, Jonathan Ames, Jack McBrayer, and Dave Grohl guest starring.

Comedy Central Renews 'Nathan for You' and 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central has just announced that they've renewed both Nathan for You and Drunk History for third seasons. These renewals come on the heels of recent renewals for Broad City, Kroll Show, Inside Amy Schumer, Review, and TripTank, giving the network a seriously impressive lineup of critically acclaimed comedies that are being given chances to grow across multiple seasons. Hey, keep it up, CC!

Both Nathan for You and Drunk History are in the middle of their second seasons now, with new episodes airing on Tuesday nights. Check out our recent interviews with Nathan Fielder and Drunk History creator Derek Waters.

Here's the First Story from 'Drunk History' Season 2, Starring Jordan Peele

Here's the first clip from the new season of Drunk History, which starts up on Tuesday, July 1st alongside season two of Nathan For You. In the above historical recollection by comedian Allan McLeod, groundbreaking African-American chemist Percy Julian (played by Jordan Peele) combats racism, writes some controversial letters, and invents a long list of important stuff.

Andy Daly's Show 'Review' Will Premiere on Comedy Central Feb. 27; 'Nathan For You' and 'Drunk History' to Return This Summer

Comedy Central announced its full winter schedule this morning, including the premiere dates for Andy Daly's long-awaited show Review (formerly titled Review with Forrest MacNeil) and experimental anthology series TripTank. The network also said today that Nathan for You and Drunk History will each premiere their second seasons at an undetermined date this summer.

Review, co-created by and starring Daly, will debut Thursday, February 27th at 10pm. Daly plays Forrest MacNeil, a TV critic who reviews life experiences like stealing, drug addiction, and sleeping with a celebrity. The supporting cast includes Jessica St. Clair as his wife, Fred Willard as his father-in-law, and James Urbaniak as his producer, with Andy Richter, [...]

Watch Bob Odenkirk and Jack Black as Nixon and Elvis in 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central's newest series, Drunk History, is set to premiere tomorrow night. The show is based on the popular Funny or Die web series that features drunk comedians retelling historical events while performers reenact said event. Here's a new clip from the first episode which chronicles Elvis (Jack Black) and President Nixon's (Bob Odenkirk) famous meeting and uncovers some truths about the run-in, like how Nixon made Elvis into a licensed narcotics agent apparently.

Kristen Wiig, Bob Odenkirk, and Tons More Will Guest Star on Comedy Central's 'Drunk History'

Comedy Central today announced a long list of big-name comedy people who will be guest starring on the network's upcoming show Drunk History. Based on Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner's Funny or Die web series of the same name and produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, Drunk History follows intoxicated comedians recounting historical events to the best of their abilities while famous actors reenact the inaccurate history tales. Hosted by Waters, the show premieres July 9th at 10 and will travel to a different city each week and feature comedians like Kyle Kinane, Jen Kirkman, Natasha Leggero, and Jenny Slate talking about historical events like the rise [...]

Derek Waters on How 'Drunk History' Is Made

Tonight sees the return of Drunk History, comedian Derek Waters's Funny Or Die web series-turned-Comedy Central show that sees comedians getting intoxicating and recounting famous historical events. Season two of Drunk History finds the show expanding and taking on new challenges, with a full 10-episode order (two more than last year) and a handful of episodes structured on certain themes (like "American music," for example). I recently had the chance to talk to Waters about the elaborate safety precautions Drunk History for its historians, his dreams of having Pearl Jam do the show as themselves, and allude to a secret Comedy Central project he can't talk about yet.

Splitsider's Summer Comedy Preview: TV

Summer is typically an unusual season in the TV world, as all the broadcast series go on hiatus, cable networks air some cool stuff, and, as of late, the major networks do some weird experimental stuff that mostly doesn't end up working. This summer is no different, with cable favorites like Nathan For You, Louie (currently airing), and Comedy Bang! Bang! returning while NBC is bringing back Last Comic Standing and experimenting with a couple international comedies and Fox is debuting an improvised game show.

Check out our guide to the new and returning TV comedies set to debut throughout the next few months:

Comedy Central Renews 'Key & Peele' and 'Drunk History' for Another Season Each

Comedy Central announced renewals for two of its most popular shows today: Key & Peele and Drunk History. This will mark the fourth season for Key & Peele, the sketch show from comedians Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele that is currently airing its third season, and the second for Drunk History, Derek Waters's inebriated historical reenactment series, which debuted this summer. The new seasons of both shows are set to air in 2014. Comedy Central's announcement did not mention how many episodes they've ordered for each show.

Talking to Derek Waters About 'Drunk History,' Comedy Central, And Humanizing Abraham Lincoln

In 2007, Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner created the first video in the web series Drunk History, in which wasted comedians retell stories of figures such as Thomas Edison, Aaron Burr, or Abraham Lincoln, and familiar actors reenact the sloppy histories. The video gained the attention of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, who made it into a Funny or Die exclusive series, as well as a heaping handful of comedians and actors who later starred in the reenactments, including Jack Black, Don Cheadle, Zooey Deschanel, Ryan Gosling, and more.

On July 9th, Drunk History makes its television debut launching an eight-episode season on Comedy Central. Waters acts as [...]