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Channel 4 Renews ‘The Circle’ For Second Season

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.

Channel 4 Unveils 2019 Slate: ‘Brexit’ Drama Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Aisling Bea Comedy ‘Happy AF’ & More

Channel 4 has set nine new shows for their 2019 slate. At an event where Channel 4 Chief Executive Alex Mahon and Director of Programmes Ian Katz updated the industry on their plans, the broadcaster announced a wealth of commissions that will sit on their 2019 slate. Leading the commissions is one-off drama Brexit, starring Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock), which explores the data driven campaign behind the referendum; Happy AF, a comedy staring Aisling Bea and Sharon Horgan; and over at E4, comedy Maxxx, starring O-T Fagbenle (Looking) about a formerly famous boyband star turned drug-shamed tabloid laughing stock.