By Patrick Munn | August 2, 2019 - 4:34 pm | No Comments
UKTV's W channel is adding to the cast of Flack. The PR drama has tapped Sam Neill (Jurassic Park, Tutankhamun) and Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-0, Lost) for recurring roles in its just ordered six episode second season.
By Patrick Munn | August 2, 2019 - 4:00 pm | No Comments
UKTV's W channel and US co-production partner Pop have handed out a second season renewal to their Anna Paquin fronted PR drama Flack. Six episodes have been ordered for the show's second season, which is set to premiere in 2020.
By Patrick Munn | May 24, 2019 - 4:48 pm | No Comments
UKTV's W channel has handed out a four episode series order to My Famous Babysitter. Rachel Riley has been set as the first celebrity babysitter for the series. “I’m really up for the babysitter challenge: I’m sure they’ll teach me a lot. I’m scared and excited in equal measure!”, she said.
By Patrick Munn | April 29, 2019 - 1:45 pm | No Comments
2019 is shaping up to be a good year for UKTV. Year-to-date, the broadcaster's SOCI (share of commercial impacts) has hit 9.53%, up 3% compared to 2018. SOCI for the 16-34 demo also is showing strong growth, up 6% year-on-year to 6.74%. A key driving force behind the SOCI growth was the performance of UKTV's original series. Dave's Hypothetical, featuring James Acaster and Josh Widdicombe, launched with 1.2 million viewers - making it UKTV's top rated show of 2019.
By Patrick Munn | April 8, 2019 - 11:19 am | No Comments
UKTV's W channel has handed out a four episode series order to Emily Atack: Adulting - an observational documentary series following the rise of Atack, who came second in last year's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here. Emily Atack: Adulting follows Emily as she tries to answer the big life questions looming over her and the pressure she feels as she approaches turning thirty. The series has access all areas to Emily’s life and social media and each episode poses a question based on parenthood, dating and body image, which Emily will attempt to answer with the help of friends, family, her social network and beyond.
By Patrick Munn | April 5, 2019 - 11:33 am | No Comments
UKTV's W channel has handed out a six episode series order to The Wedding Fixer, a new wedding series fronted by Sarah Haywood - one of the most highly respected wedding planners in the world. The Wedding Fixer follows Haywood as she battles to get couples weddings back on track amidst wedding day turmoil. Whether they’ve blown the budget bridezilla style, or the wedding dress company has suddenly gone bust, Sarah never knowingly holds back when it comes to telling everyone how things are meant to be done. Sarah will be there every step of the way to make their special day one to remember, for all the right reasons.
By Patrick Munn | February 20, 2019 - 9:44 am | No Comments
UKTV's W channel has ordered Ski A&E, a ten episode series following the medical emergency teams at Val Thorens - one of the highest ski resorts in Europe that attracts over 400,000 visitors each year.