All posts tagged 'Avalon Television'

Channel 4 Orders Blaps From Nida Manzoor & Rose Matafeo

Channel 4 has ordered two new Blaps: Lady Parts, from writer/director Nida Manzoor; and Temp, from Rose Matafeo - a comedian, writer and actor from New Zealand. Both Blaps are expected to enter production later this year. Blaps is C4's online comedy showcase in which projects from new talent is incubated with an eye towards earning a full series commission on the main channel or E4. Previous series to emanate from Blaps include Chewing Gum, GameFace, High & Dry, Stath Lets Flats and Lee & Dean - the latter of which was just renewed for a second season.

‘Taskmaster’ Season 6 Opens To Record Ratings On Dave

UKTV has a hit on their hands with Taskmaster. The sixth season of the Greg Davies and Alex Horne fronted series kicked off on Dave last night to record ratings. Per the overnights, Taskmaster peaked with 778 000 viewers - the highest overnight rating in the show's history. The season premiere was also watched by more 25-34-year-olds than any other channel in it's slot last night, with the show’s 11.9% share of the demo up from a 2.1% slot average; beating both BBC1 and ITV.

Comedy Central UK Renews ‘Stand Up Central’ For Fourth Season, Rob Delaney Set As New Host

Comedy Central UK has picked up stand-up comedy series Stand Up Central for a fourth season. The Viacom International Media Networks backed broadcaster has ordered eight half-hour episodes for season four. Catastrophe star Rob Delaney has been set as the new host. Stand Up Central sees Delaney perform stand-up before he welcomes two guest comedians on stage to perform in front of a live audience.

BBC One Renews ‘Not Going Out’ For Eighth Season

Not Going OutAfter months of rumours, BBC One has officially pulled the trigger and renewed their hit comedy series Not Going Out for an eighth season. With the renewal, the series continues to be the BBC's longest running sitcom currently on-air.