BBC One has renewed Saturday night entertainment series Michael McIntyre’s Big Show for a fourth season. Eight episodes have been ordered for second four, up from the six episodes for the show’s first three seasons. Season four is expected to air later this year.
“Michael’s Big Show is always a big treat on BBC One and this one promises to be bigger and better than ever”, said Kate Phillips, the BBC’s Controller of Entertainment Commissioning. “I’m looking forward to more brilliant stand up and stand out games. ”
“I’m thrilled at the continued success of the Big Show. Every series gets bigger and better and series four will be our most ambitious yet”, McIntyre said. “There will be new audience surprises as well as returning favourites such as Send to All, the Midnight Gameshow and some extraordinary stunts for the Unexpected Star of the Show. I can’t wait!”
The renewal comes after season three managed an average audience of 6.9 millions viewers. The expanded fourth season was commissioned by the BBC’s Director of Content Charlotte Moore and the BBC’s Controller of Entertainment Commissioning Kate Phillips. Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is produced by Hungry McBear Media for BBC One. The executive producers are Dan Baldwin and Claire Horton. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Rachel Ashdown.
“We are delighted Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is coming back for an extended run”, added Dan Baldwin, Managing Director of Hungry McBear Media. “Which means more Midnight Gameshows, more Send To All’s and more Unexpected Stars! Plus we have some exceptional new ideas to throw into the mix. Plus Michael has been touring non-stop on his world tour and is on the best form of his life – which is going to lead to an outstanding series for BBC One.”