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 […]

C4 orders Made in Chelsea: LA from NBCU’s Monkey

UK broadcaster Channel 4 has ordered Made in Chelsea: LA (MIC:LA), a new spin-off from the scripted reality Made in Chelsea franchise. NBCUniversal prodco Monkey will make the six-part series and NBCU will sell it internationally. It will go out Channel 4’s youth-skewing E4 channel. MIC:LA will follow cast members as they travel to Beverly […]

New hire for NBCU’s Monkey

NBCUniversal-owned Monkey Kingdom has recruited a new executive producer, Ollie Brack, from FremantleMedia’s UK prodco Talkback. Brack will work across UK-based producer Monkey’s entertainment and alternative formats for the US and UK markets. NBCU said he will play an instrumental role in creating talent-led shows along the lines of NBCU’s shows with Girls Aloud, Charlotte […]