John Bishop is to a host a BBC1 Saturday night variety show from Hackney Empire.
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.
Vice Media’s fashion magazine i-D has landed its first TV series, weeks after hiring Ravi Amaratungara as its head of video.
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.
BBC2 controller Kim Shillinglaw has unveiled a raft of commissions, including fresh comedy from the writer of BBC3’s Him & Her, a new Hugo Blick drama and a Great British Bake Off-style pottery format.
Sky Arts has ordered four silent dramas from four indies including King Bert Productions and Channel 4 Growth Fund indie Eleven Film.
Raise the Roof Productions will invite celebrities to take a nostalgic look at television in a 20-part format for BBC1 daytime.
BBC2 will mark the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death next year by celebrating his work as part of a live event hosted by David Tennant.
Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell will host Channel 4’s election night coverage which will include special episodes of Gogglebox and The Last Leg.
HBO has commissioned a full series of Sharon Horgan-penned sitcom Divorce after a successful pilot in December last year.
Maverick Television is to turn Britain into a dinosaur-inhabited island using CGI techniques for an ITV series about the prehistoric creatures.
BBC3 has commissioned a one-hour special to portray FA Cup Final day through the eyes of the football fans.
Irish indie Vision Independent Productions is developing a format for Channel 4 in which individuals will be tasked with tracking down their doppelgangers using social media and word of mouth.
Netflix has ordered an eight-part series from the makers of Planet Earth as it expands its original content push into factual programming.
Al Murray’s South Thanet campaign trail is to be documented in an election night special on Dave.
ITV Be is to head to the Costa del Sol for reality series Life on Marbs from Lime Pictures.
Financial journalist Martin Lewis will front BBC1 hour-long special The Day The Cash Came, in which a working family is given a £27,000 hand-out.
ITV has beefed up its daytime slate with the commission of two formats borne out of an internal creative event last year.