Jonathan Ross

ITV’s ‘Masked Singer’ shapes up with host and judges confirmed

UK broadcaster ITV’s adaptation of The Masked Singer is shaping up, with a host and star-studded judging panel confirmed for the 2020 show. Comedian and presenter Joel Dommett – a known stand-up who has presented the likes of ITV2’s I’m A Celebrity…, Hey Tracey! and Singletown – will take on hosting duties for the talent […]

BBC pulls plug on film review programme

The BBC has pulled the plug on its long-running film review programme. The cancellation of Film… forms part of an overhaul of arts coverage at the public broadcaster, which is looking for an alternative format for reviews. The programme first aired in 1971 and was fronted by long-time host Barry Norman, who helmed the show […]

More classic shows rebooted as This is Your Life returns

The revival of classic unscripted formats to the market has continued apace in the past 24 hours with Deal or No Deal returning to the US and Jonathan Ross working on a new version of This is You Life. US cable channel CNBC has commissioned a new version of Endemol Shine quiz format Deal or […]

Comedy Central new home to Takeshi’s Castle

Comedy Central is the new international home for Takeshi’s Castle, having acquired the rights to new episodes from a Thailand-shot version of series. The Japanese game show will debut on Comedy Central UK in autumn 2017 before airing across Comedy Central’s international network of more than 33 branded channels, excluding the US, Canada and Japan. […]

News brief: Jonathan Ross joins Microsoft Studios

British chat show host Jonathan Ross has joined Microsoft Studios as an executive producer. Microsoft has signed with the interactive arm of Ross’ Hotsauce production company, which develops apps and games. The move comes as Microsoft moves further into TV productions as its next generation Xbox One console gears up to be an all-purpose content […]

Jonathan Ross prodco making BBC history series

HotSauce TV, the production company founded by British TV talkshow host Jonathan Ross, has won a commission for BBC factual series, Mothers, Murderers and Mistresses: Empresses Of Ancient Rome. The historical three-parter will go out on BBC Four and examine the role of exceptional women in ancient Rome. The first episode will look at trailblazing […]