HISTORY has ordered 16 episodes of “Join or Die with Craig Ferguson” from Comedy Dynamics and Green Mountain West, it was announced today by Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming, HISTORY.
In the half-hour show, comedian Craig Ferguson (The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson) debates provocative and timely topics, in his unorthodox and iconoclastic manner, with a panel of guests which will include celebrities and history experts, as well as the American public through social media.
Categories will range from topics such as: what was the biggest presidential campaign flop; who was the greatest founding father; or which invention was history’s greatest game changer – clue: it’s not the “selfie stick.”
“Craig is incredibly knowledgeable, but also has a fun way of getting people engaged in history,” said Cabana. “It’s clear this is his passion project and we’re looking forward to having him join the network.”
“I’m a huge fan of HISTORY and what they do,” said Ferguson. “I’m delighted to be on their schedule and promise that we will have a lot of fun but we will also stick to the truth.”
The expression, “Join or Die” is not only Benjamin Franklin’s 1754 rallying cry to the divided colonists; it is also the tattoo Craig received on his forearm after becoming an American citizen. This passion for history and spirited debate will be infused not only in every episode, but also in extensive digital pieces.
“Join or Die with Craig Ferguson” is produced for HISTORY by Comedy Dynamics and Green Mountain West, in association with Lionsgate TV. Craig Ferguson, Phil Cottone, Brian Volk-Weiss and Jim Biederman serve as executive producers. Tim Healy and Matt Ginsburg are executive producers for HISTORY.