Fox News landed a deal with Hollywood megastars for a new series to air on its streaming service Fox Nation. Dan Aykroyd will host a six-part comedic docuseries “A History of the World in Six Glasses” which will air in January 2024.
A History of the World in Six Glasses will also feature Jim Belushi, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, and George Wendt. The docuseries will chronicle the history of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, soda, and their respective impact on the world.
The show is developed by Play House Studios. The series was written and directed by Rob Long, a former executive producer of the NBC hit Cheers. Fox Nation’s president Jason Klarman said:
“I laughed out loud watching every episode and learned so much about the cultural impact of these iconic beverages.”
Just in: Old-school SNL comes to Fox Nation streaming service….
Dan Aykroyd will host a six-part comedic docuseries “A History of the World in Six Glasses” in 2024, joined by Jim Belushi, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon and George Wendt.
— Brian Steinberg (@bristei) February 2, 2023
Aykroyd starred in critical and commercial hits including Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, and Driving Miss Daisy.
He won an Emmy for Saturday Night Live in 1977 for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy-Variety or Music Series.
Jim Belushi starred in the sitcom According to Jim and was also on Saturday Night Live.
He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on SNL in 1984 for Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program.
Jon Lovitz starred in many hit movies including A League of Their Own, Little Nicky, and Coneheads.
He was nominated for a primetime Emmy award in both 1986 and 1987 for an Outstanding Individual Performance on Saturday Night Live.
Kevin Nealon was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Saturday Night Live in 1987 along with Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for his performance in the comedy series Weeds.
George Wendt is famous for playing beloved Norm Peterson on the legendary NBC series Cheers.
He scored six primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.
“Abnormal Psychology” (NBC, 1986)
starring Ted Danson, Shelley Long,
Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger,
Woody Harrelson, Kelsey Grammer,
George Wendt and Bebe Neuwirth
Glen & Les Charles
and James Burrows pic.twitter.com/JdMqRcgsrj
— Classic Movies & TV Shows (@ClassicFilmTV) January 31, 2023
Did You Know?
Jason Sudeikis, born 1975 (Saturday Night Live, Floyd DeBarber on 30 Rock, Ted Lasso) is the nephew of George Wendt, born 1948 (Norm Peterson on Cheers, Les Polansky on The Naked Truth).
George Wendt is the younger brother of Jason Sudeikis’ mother, Kathryn. pic.twitter.com/TC5CN61ObD
— Alan Katzmann (@Katzo60) January 31, 2023
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