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ITV orders ninth series of ‘Cold Feet’

ITV has recommissioned its BAFTA winning comedy drama, Cold Feet for a ninth series from creator and writer Mike Bullen and producers Big Talk Productions. Six new episodes of the Manchester based series will begin shooting later this year commissioned by ITV’s Head of Drama, Polly Hill. Cold Feet stars James Nesbitt, Hermione Norris, Robert […]

BBC links with Lionsgate to adapt The Play That Goes Wrong

BBC One has commissioned a six-part series based on theatre production The Play That Goes Wrong from Lionsgate UK, Big Talk Productions and Anthology Group-owned comedy producer Mischief Screen.  The series, entitled The Goes Wrong Show, sees The Cornley Drama Society undertaking another overly ambitious endeavour, held back by prolific over-actor Robert Grove, screen-hogging Sandra […]

Cold Feet producer sets up shop in Manchester

Cold Feet producer Big Talk Productions is heading north with a new production base out of Manchester. The northern outpost, titled Big Talk North, will focus on developing and producing comedy and drama. Big Talk’s northern ambitions come a week after Channel 4 unveiled the city as the base for its national headquarters. The producer […]

Finnish VOD service orders ITVS to create Threesome

ITV Studios Finland is set to produce a remake of scripted format Threesome for Finnish VOD service Elisa Viihde. Filming on the ten-episode series begins later this month. The ITV Studios Global Entertainment format was originally produced in the UK by Big Talk Productions for Comedy Central. The ITV Studios Finland version of Threesome will follow three […]

Sundance SVOD service heads to Rillington Place, Riviera

AMC Networks has acquired Europe-produced scripted trio Back, Rillington Place and Riviera for its Sundance-branded US subscription VOD service. Sundance Now has landed exclusive streaming rights to the shows, deals that come just months after it ordered its first original series, The Chances. Back is the latest comedy from Peep Show stars David Mitchell and […]

ITV buys Line of Duty prodco

UK broadcaster ITV has acquired Line of Duty producer World Productions. World CEO Roger Charteris is stepping down as a result, with creative director Simon Heath the new chief exec and managing director Roderick Seligman continuing to oversee day-to-day management. ITV will take rights to all new World-produced series going forwards. Significantly, Content Television will […]

Raft of commissions for Channel 4

UK broadcaster Channel 4 unveiled a raft of new programming at its upfront in London yesterday. The pubcaster has a history of breakout comedy and announced the return of Peep Show duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb to its air with sitcom Back. Simon Blackwell (Veep, Peep Show) will pen the 6x30mins series, which follows […]

US scribe writing Sky Atlantic comedy

US writer and performer David Cross is penning a comedy starring Stephen Mangan and Heather Graham for the Sky Atlantic pay TV channel in the UK. Bliss will follow Mangan (Episodes) as a travel writer, who leads a double life with families on both sides of the English city of Bristol. Graham (Boogie Nights, The […]

New attempt to find US Friday Night Dinner recipe

CBS is taking another shot at remaking UK sitcom Friday Night Dinner for US broadcast audiences. This is the third time a US network has attempted to format the show, with CBS taking an earlier stab in 2014 and NBC shooting a pilot for the 2011-12 season. The latest attempt has King of Queens co-creator […]

ITV2 orders time-travel comedy

UK digital terrestrial channel ITV2 has ordered a 6x30mins comedy in which south London jazz musicians travel back in time to the 1920s. Timewasters comes from Daniel Lawrence Taylor (Cockroaches), who also stars as one of four struggling jazz musicians who become stuck in the past after travelling back through “a urine-sodden lift in a […]