Ross Noble is staying put at Dave.
UKTV’s Dave, which is the UK’s number one non-PSB channel, has ordered a six episode second season of the Ross Noble fronted Ross Noble Freewheeling. The second season order comes after the first season averaged 339k viewers, with a series high of 491k viewers. The format is also set to be remade for the US market for the Turner owned comedy network TBS.
Ross Noble Freewheeling featured Noble going where his fans on twitter directed, meaning that almost anything could happen. In season one that included gate-crashing Eddie Izzard’s stand up gig, hosting a ceramic dog show, MC a wedding, edit the Swindon Advertiser for the day and initiate a custard fight with Bob Mortimer. For season two, Ross will be joined by some of the best names in British comedy. The series is produced for Dave by North One Television & Stunt Baby Productions and executive produced by John Quinn and James Woodroffe.
“Freewheeling is the most exciting and fun way to make a show, it’s great that Dave are into making telly this way”, said Ross Noble. “I would love to tell you what to expect for the second series but until the tweets start coming in I have no idea.”
Steve North, General Manager of Dave, commented: “We are delighted to have Ross back on the channel for the second series. The madcap experiences and utter spontaneity of the first series proved that a show can be driven by social media and Ross really was at the hands of the Great British public.”
While UKTV’s Commissioning Editor Iain Coyle added: “I am thrilled we’re doing a second series of Freewheeling, Ross is simply a genius at improvisation and, with the help of a crack team at North One, he’s created a unique and hilarious format. It’s a brave commission by UKTV because, like last series, we’ve literally no idea where the show is going to take us; it’s all in the hands of Twitter and Ross Noble’s brain.”