Sky One unveils autumn line up

Sky One, the UK pay TV broadcaster, has acquired the rights to Battlestar Galactica spin off Caprica and unveiled plans for a number of new local commissions.

The entertainment channel, which also airs the contemporary Battlestar Galactica series, will launch the sci-fi prequel early next year after inking a deal with NBC Universal International Television Distribution. It has also renewed deals for Fox’s The Simpsons, action series 24, which will include a two-hour TV movie 24: Exile (view trailer here), and Futurama.

It will also launch a new dating format – Loveland – presented by Blind Date star Cilla Black in which contestants choose their potential date using Jessica Rabbit-style animation. The show is produced by indie Standing Stone Productions.

Other shows include Guiness World Records Smashed with Fearne Cotton and Ben Shephard, reality series Hairspray: The School Musical and two new Ross Kemp documentaries – Ross Kemp: Kenya Special and Glue Kids of Kenya.

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