Production on all three hour-long pilots will commence later this year with Sky 1 looking to air all three in 2013. All three pilots were commissioned by Phil Edgar-Jones, Sky’s Head of Entertainment, who commented: “We’re on a mission to give all Sky customers as many reasons as possible to have a good laugh and are looking to find the next big entertainment show to complement Got To Dance and A League of Their Own. These new shows will be exciting, energetic, possibly a little bit eccentric but, above all, good family fun.”
Duck Quacks Don’t Echo, which hails from Magnum Media Productions and is executive produced by Andy Auerbach, Dean Nabarro, Phil Edgar-Jones and Antonia Hurford-Jones, features a panel of four celebrity guests who will compete against each other to present their best-known fact and prove it’s true using any means possible. Their fellow panellists will give them marks out of 10 and the winner will be the person with the highest score at the end of the night.
Help Me I’m Human! is a comedy chat show dedicated to helping us navigate our way through the minefield that is modern life – the mixed signals, indecision, awkwardness and guilt. The show will feature a number of modern dilemmas, such as how do you know if the woman you’re about to offer your seat to is pregnant or just fat? How do you choose between a handshake, hug or a kiss? What should you do if your boss asks to be your friend on Facebook? These dilemmas will be opened up to discussion before a panel of celebrity guests, whilst a hidden camera team will go out onto the streets to test different responses to the predicaments. Viewers will also be encouraged to interact with the show by sending in their dilemmas and questions and participating in an online forum. Hat Trick Productions is producing, with Richard Wilson serving as the executive producer.
You and Whose Army is unique and ultra competitive new challenge show that’s all about celebrities and their mates. It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Two celebrities lead their teams – hand-picked recruits consisting of friends, family, fellow celebs and unlikely experts – as they compete against each other in a series of nail-biting head to head battles set in a combat arena. Zeppotron is producing, with Ruth Phillips, Peter Holmes, Richard Osman, Phil Edgar-Jones and Antonia Hurford-Jones serving as executive producers.