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UK commissions: Channel 5 reveals 2020 slate; BBC Three, Showtime renews ‘Back to Life’

Channel 5 reveals slate of 2020 programmes  Access-driven documentaries, history programming, natural history and heartland factual highlight a new slate of programmes heading to Viacom-owned broadcaster Channel 5 in 2020. Keo Films’ Inside Extinction Rebellion (w/t; 1 x 60 minutes) has secured access to the environmental activists, who use creativity and people power to raise awareness of […]

BBC Three revs up more ‘Drag Race UK’

BBC Three has renewed its hit local adaptation of RuPaul’s Drag Race for a second season.  The format, produced by World of Wonder, will return to the digital offering next year, and applications are now open for second season contestants. The first season of the programme, which launched 3 October, has drawn 6.5m total requests […]

Amazon Studios boss leaves door open for ‘Fleabag’ despite Waller-Bridge’s protestations

Amazon Studios boss Jennifer Salke is keeping the door wide open for another season of Fleabag, despite the protestations of creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge.  While Waller-Bridge has repeatedly stated that Fleabag’s second season will be its last – most recently telling journalists at last weekend’s Emmy Awards that, “It does feel like the story is complete. […]

Exclusive: BBC to extend Tim Renkow, Lorraine Bracco comedy ‘Jerk’

The BBC has given the nod to a second season of acclaimed comedy Jerk, the breakthrough series starring Tim Renkow and Lorraine Bracco (Sopranos), which explores the life of a man living with cerebral palsy. Jerk revolves around stand-up comedian Renkow, who plays a heightened version of himself as an art school dropout who uses […]

BBC Three commissions Youngest Media for ‘House Share’

BBC Three has commissioned six-part docu-reality series House Share from Youngest Media. The 6 x 20-minute series finds six youth given the chance to move to London, and make a living in the capital while living with a roster of housemates – whom they must also share all their earnings with. With a communal household […]

BBC Three commissions Banijay’s Wonder for fact ent formats

BBC Three has commissioned Banijay Group-owned prodco Wonder for a pair of fact ent series on fitness and second-hand wares. Wonder, which was previously known as 7 Wonder, is producing Work It (4 x15 minutes) and Deadstock (4 x 15 minutes) for the digital platform. In Work It, three fitness instructors who have each overcome […]

BBC Three, October link for doc with Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson

BBC Three has commissioned October Films for a doc fronted by Little Mix’s Jesy Nelson.  Nelson, who has been with the all-female UK pop group since its formation in 2011, is to explore body image and mental health in the hour-long film, which will look at the impact of growing up in a social media-fuelled age of […]

BBC Three shows return to linear fold

The BBC is to create a dedicated slot devoted to the best of BBC Three programming on its flagship channel. Programmes from the BBC’s youth-focused online-only channel will air on BBC One from 22:35 from Monday to Wednesday after a truncated News at Ten. The Question Time discussion show will continue to air on Thursday […]

BBC Three orders surgery debate format from Gobstopper TV

BBC Three has commissioned Surgery on Show (WT) from Gobstopper Television, a debate format that gives viewers all the facts about the most talked-about cosmetic procedures. In the UK, nearly half of those aged 18-34 say they are considering going under the knife. The series aims to inform those thinking about cosmetic surgery with the […]

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