Avalon Television

Channel 4 swoops for ‘Taskmaster’

Channel 4 has swooped for Avalon format Taskmaster, as first revealed by TBI earlier this month.  The broadcaster has scored a six-series deal across three years for the format with Avalon, with new episodes set to come to Channel 4 from late 2020. Repeats will be aired on E4. As reported by TBI, the deal follows […]

Avalon to adapt comedy game ‘Werewolf: Live’ for TV

Taskmaster and Catastrophe producer Avalon Television is adapting comedy panel game show Werewolf: Live for television. The live show, created by Jon Gracey and Vivienne Egan, played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and has again returned this year with a line-up of comedian guests. Partially based on the party card game Werewolf, the format […]

Taskmaster US set for Comedy Central

A US version of British comedy format Taskmaster toplines cable channel Comedy Central’s latest slate. The series is joined by new series such as sitcom Corporate and black America-focused The New Negroes. Taskmaster sees five comedians set random, creative challenges by another comic ‘taskmaster’ and their sidekick. UK-based Avalon Television, which produces the British version […]

UKTV gets Unspun with political comedy

British multichannel broadcaster UKTV has commissioned a 6x60mins political comedy for its Dave network. Unspun with Matt Forde is billed as an “up-to-date, fearless weekly satirical show” that features reactions to the news agenda. “I’m simultaneously horrified and entertained by the state of British politics so I can’t wait to start making Unspun,” said Forde, […]

Catastrophe continues at Amazon

Amazon Prime Video in the US will have the next two seasons of British relationship comedy Catastrophe. UK broadcaster Channel 4 this week ordered seasons three and four of the show, which comes from Avalon Television, Merman and Birdbath Productions. Amazon had invested in the first two seasons in exchange for exclusive on-demand rights in […]

Amazon causes Catastrophe with SVOD deal

Amazon Prime Instant Video will get exclusive SVOD rights to Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe. Amazon Studios is billing the show as part of its Amazon Originals range, though it has already run on UK terrestrial television and is set for a second season. The show follows US comic Rob Delaney and Irish comic writer Sharon […]