Sky Atlantic has ordered Don’t Sit In The Front Row, a new entertainment show that will be hosted by Jack Dee and is set to premiere in the autumn. Sky Atlantic has ordered 16 episodes for the show’s first season.
Don’t Sit In The Front Row will feature a number of other top comedians who will use material from the personal lives of five members of the public who are sat in the front row of the studio audience. The twist is while Jack Dee knows everything about the Front Rowers the panel knows nothing, creating the perfect opportunity to probe into their life stories in search of laughs. The more comedy material the Front Rowers provide the stand-ups, the longer they’ll last. As the panellists get to know more about the contestants, they will then have to decide who to eliminate at the end of each round. The last Front Rower standing will be crowned with the ultimate prize of a much coveted ‘Don’t Sit In The Front Row Golden Chair Award.’
Speaking of the series, Antonia Hurford-Jones, Sky’s commissioning editor for entertainment, said: “The spontaneity of the audience interaction is what makes Don’t Sit In The Front Row so exciting. The combination of our presenter Jack Dee, the other comics, plus members of the public is recipe for a great new show.”
While Naomi Gibney, Acting Channel Director of Sky Atlantic, said: “I’m really excited that Jack Dee has joined the comedic tour de force coming to Sky Atlantic HD this summer which also includes Kathy Burke, Russell Brand, Julia Davis, Armando Iannucci, Adam Buxton, and Ronna and Beverly. To now add Jack to this incredible line-up continues to strengthen Sky Atlantic’s comedy ambitions.”