Comedy series Give Out Girls is reportedly moving from Sky Living to Comedy Central UK.
Give Out Girls is set in the world of promotions and follows a group of four girls (and a couple of guys) who go out into the streets at 7am, dressed as light bulbs, giving members of the public items that they don’t want.
The comedy series was Created by Tony MacMurray and Hatty Ashdown and is produced by Big Talk Productions and Popper Pictures. Give Out Girls stars Kerry Howard, Diana Vickers, Miranda Hennessy, Cariad Llloyd and Tracy-Ann Oberman
Per Broadcast, Sky struck a deal with Comedy Central UK – which is a joint venture between BSkyB and Viacom – which will see the Diana Vickers fronted sitcom debut on Comedy Central. Give Out Girls was originally developed for Channel 4 and received a green-light at Sky Living back in May 2013.
In a statement to Broadcast, Jill Offman, MD of Comedy Central UK & SVP of Comedy for Viacom International Media Networks, said: “Sky previously heard our brief at a conference for modern, mainstream, outrageous content. As we have a history of this with shows such as Threesome, also produced by Big Talk, they thought Give Out Girls would be a good fit for Comedy Central.”
While this does mark the first time that a comedy series commissioned by Sky has segued to Comedy Central UK for its debut, the move is not entirely unprecedented. Last year, the ABC sitcom The Middle, which aired its first four seasons on Sky1, also segued to Comedy Central UK, where it became a key title for the broadcaster.