Princess among seven indies invited to pitch for daytime show
“We are a super-evolved channel.”
Ben Frow: It’s Geordie Shore meets Call the Midwife
Launches Modern Britain factual strand
Former MP visits abandoned buildings with Transparent
Plans to strip docs across three nights
Talks underway between C5 and Fremantle Media
Indie to document the life of a ‘snake skin woman’
Keen to follow success of Yorkshire Vet
Long-lost exes are to be reunited by Twofour for a Channel 5 social experiment.
Channel 5 is to push into event programming as it searches for big-budget formats to reduce its reliance on Endemol Shine’s Big Brother.
Dancing babies, kids who kill and men and women who refuse to go to the doctor are all set to appear on 5Star after the Channel 5 sister station ramped up its original commissioning strategy.
John McCririck and Celebrity Big Brother star Lauren Harries are among the celebrities set to receive makeovers as part of a celebrity remake of 5Star’s 100% Hotter.
Channel 5 has commissioned a bumper 32-episode order of The Dog Rescuers and a one-off Jo Brand-fronted kitten spin-off.
Twofour is heading to Spain with Alex Polizzi in a six-part series for Channel 5.
Channel 5 is eyeing bringing back hard-hitting documentary Gangland as it beefs up its 10pm slot with “edgier” programmes.
Lip Sync Battle is to return to Channel 5 after the broadcaster commissioned a second outing of the celebrity karaoke format.
Channel 5 is stepping up its factual commissioning slate with three ambitious documentary projects.
The filmmakers behind Syrian doc Children on the Frontline are making a 90-minute doc about homelessness for Channel 5.
Viacom’s 5 Star has ordered a second series of 100% Hotter, the debut show from Simon Andreae’s Fremantle-backed Naked Entertainment.
Tony Robinson is to walk across England from west to east coast for a Channel 5 series.
Channel 5 is to go behind the scenes of one of the most extravagant shopping centres in Britain as it prepares for Christmas.
Channel 5 content chief Ben Frow has hit back at accusations of copycat commissioning and used a raft new of commissions, including the renewal of scripted comedy Borderline, to underline the channel’s distinctiveness.
Channel 5 is to get back on the road with a full series of Alaska TV’s Carry on Caravanning.
Tony Jordan’s Red Planet Pictures has won its first factual commission a year after launching a division dedicated to the genre.
Channel 5 is to air a quick-turnaround live debate following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
The working lives of MPs Nick Clegg, Jacob Rees Mogg and Naz Shah are to be laid bare in a one-off Channel 5 documentary.
ITN will continue to make Channel 5’s news programmes until 2020 in a deal understood to be worth around £35m.
Channel 5 is shaking up its factual entertainment slate after original commissions grew to two thirds of its schedule for the first time.
The untimely deaths of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury and American singer Karen Carpenter will be explored in two feature-length Channel 5 drama documentaries.
Channel 5 is resurrecting makeover format House Doctor as part of a multi-million pound move back into original daytime commissioning.
Arrow Media is to track Carol Vorderman’s attempt to become the ninth woman to fly solo around the world for a Channel 5 documentary.
Channel 5 is pushing further into entertainment with a comedy panel show fronted by Eamonn Holmes.
The BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5 will go head to head with programming about British Muslim communities amid concerns that broadcasters focus too heavily on extremism.
The Extraordinary People strand is to return to Channel 5 with three films from Dragonfly, Transparent Television and Markthree Media.
Channel 5 has acquired rebooted Noddy series Noddy, Toyland Detective, in which the beloved British character turns into a super sleuth.
Channel 5 has ordered a weekly chat show hosted by Celebrity Big Brother winner Rylan Clark.
Viacom’s 5 Star has moved into original commissioning for the first time, including the debut show from Simon Andreae’s new indie.
Channel 5 has supersized The Yorkshire Vet with a 20-episode order.
Channel 5 has ordered a raft of new commissions, including its first improvised comedy and a major new wildlife series, as part of an overall channel rebrand.
Channel 5 is to hand three families on benefits £26,000 in a new social experiment from Dragonfly.
Channel 5 is doubling down on docu-dramas from its in-house production division to beef up its high-end history output.
Channel 5 has ordered an innovative fixed-rig format from Plimsoll Productions focusing on the lives of six British families.
Channel 5 is to go head-to-head with BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen with a two-hour live magazine show for Saturday mornings.
Ben Fogle is swapping the wilds of Asia and Alaska for adventures in Exmoor and the Welsh countryside in a revamped version of Channel 5’s New Lives In The Wild.
Channel 5 children’s strand Milkshake has ordered an animated comedy series from Waybuloo creator Absolutely Cuckoo.
Alex Polizzi is sticking with Channel 5 after the Viacom-owned broadcaster ordered a further two series from its Hotel Inspector.
Channel 5 has lined up This Morning hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford to front a sixpart documentary about the lives of the super-rich.
Channel 5 is cooking up more original kids commissions with a 52-part animated chef comedy from Cloudbabies indie Hoho Entertainment.
Crackit Productions has sealed two commissions – a 20-part series for Sky 1 following Ireland’s border force and a wedding series for Channel 5.
Channel 5 is to remake US karaoke competition Lip Sync Battle - ordering Whizz Kid Entertainment to produce an eight-part series.
Classic kids character Winnie The Witch is to fly onto TV screens after Channel 5 commissioned a 52-part series for its preschool strand Milkshake.
Channel 5 has supersized the third series of Knickerbockerglory’s fixed-rig format GPs: Behind Closed Doors.
Former stars including Bruce Jones, who played Coronation Street’s Les Battersby, are to be profiled in forthcoming Channel 5 documentary Celebs on Benefits: Fame to Claim.
Channel 5 has ordered a full series of Crackit’s list show 20 Moments That Rocked Britain before the one-off special it originally commissioned has aired.
Initial is to follow the transformation of boxing promoter Kellie Maloney as she physically becomes a woman in a one-off film for Channel 5.
Channel 5 and Comedy Central have outlined plans to co-commission comedy content, laying out a two-year strategy that includes prank shows, sketch shows and other scripted series.
Bob The Builder is set for a move onto YouTube after Hit Entertainment kicked off production on a raft of shorts for the VoD platform, along with a second series of the CGI reboot.
Dog House Media has produced two documentaries about cats for Channel 5.
Channel 5 is bringing back The Garden’s stone-age reality series 10,000 BC for a second series.