By Patrick Munn | January 18, 2019 - 12:29 pm | No Comments
Channel 4 has renewed their reality game-show The Circle for a second season. The broadcaster has ordered an "expanded" second season that will include a weekly live episode. The official pick up comes after the first season ranked as Channel 4’s youngest profiling show since 2012, with an average of 49.4% profile of 16-24s; and the biggest new original commission launch since 2012, with over 10 million views. Netflix also recently boarded the format and ordered three international versions.
By Patrick Munn | August 23, 2018 - 5:16 pm | No Comments
It was BBC Two's turn at bat at the Edinburgh TV Festival today, with Controller Patrick Holland taking the opportunity to announced a slew of new commissions for the channel. Leading the new slate is a The Ranganation, a topical weekly show fronted by comedian Romesh Ranganathan. While other highlights include The Amazing Race style series Race Across The World; and two documentary series: one on the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and a three-part series about the rise of the Nazi's in Germany in the 1930s. Rounding things off is a new Mary Beard series on nudity.
By Patrick Munn | August 22, 2018 - 9:28 am | No Comments
Three female authored dramas are coming to the BBC. The PSB has commissioned three new dramas from Nicole Taylor, Michaela Coel (pictured, right) and Sally Rooney. The announcement comes on the same day that Coel is set ti deliver the McTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh TV Festival. The three series will go out on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Three, respectively. “I am honoured to be today announcing three brand new and contrasting dramas for BBC One, Two and Three", said the BBC's Controller of Drama Piers Wenger.
By Patrick Munn | July 11, 2018 - 1:58 pm | No Comments
E4 has given the green-light to to Club Rep Wars, an eight episode series from Studio Lambert that follows two teams of wannabe club reps competing to win the chance to work a season on the party island of Zante. “Loads of Brits still dream of spending a hedonistic summer working the strip in the Mediterranean sun", said Studio Lambert's Creative Director Tim Harcourt. "The competition to land one of these jobs is so fierce, it makes sense to capture the fun of it for E4.”