By Patrick Munn | June 11, 2019 - 3:29 pm | No Comments
UKTV is expanding their slate of originals. The commercial broadcaster has commissioned a new scripted comedy starring Jon Richardson for Dave, Death On The Tyne sequel Dial M For Middlesbrough for Gold, and a new eight episode Dave Gorman series for Dave.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2018 - 7:25 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | May 3, 2018 - 2:51 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm | No Comments
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.
By Patrick Munn | August 31, 2016 - 12:49 pm | No Comments
After piloting the project last month, Comedy Central UK has handed out an 8 episode series order to non-scripted social media format Feeding Chris Ramsey. The show's first season is set to premiere in 2017.
By Patrick Munn | August 24, 2016 - 10:44 pm | No Comments
After 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.