By Patrick Munn | December 19, 2019 - 9:30 pm | No Comments
Finding Joy is coming to the UK. UKTV's W channel has acquired the UK rights to the six episode comedy series starring Amy Huberman after striking a deal with international distributor Acorn Media International. The series is expected to premiere on W in early 2020.
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.