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Channel 4 is dropping a raft of E4 originations broadcast over the past year as the youth-skewed channel takes shape under new head of formats Dominic Bird.
Harry Hill is in talks with ITV over a new series of TV Burp - potentially reversing his decision to end the show.
Studio Lambert’s former creative director Jamie Isaacs has resurfaced as the factual supremo at Avalon Television.
Comedian Alistair McGowan is to front a primetime ITV1 sports entertainment show, executive produced by Harry Hill.
ITV comedian Harry Hill is understood to be in talks to move to Channel 4 that could see him making a film with the broadcaster.
Avalon has beaten BBC in-house to win the commission for a new comedy-entertainment show for BBC3.
Indies have urged culture secretary Jeremy Hunt not to reverse the current Terms of Trade and help protect their IP as part of the government’s Communications Review.
Avalon Television has expanded its presence in Scotland after appointing a former Have I Got News For You and Room 101 producer.
Stand up comedian Russell Kane is to host a new sketch show pilot for BBC3.
The BBC’s in-house production arm is going head to head with indie Avalon for a new BBC3 comedy-ent commission.
Adrian Chiles’ late evening ITV1 vehicle That Sunday Night Show is being primed for an extended third series, despite underperforming in the ratings.
Harry Hill is to appear on Cartoon Network following a deal by Turner veteran Gary Finnegan, who has been handed a new UK-dedicated content role at the broadcaster.
Radio 4 has commissioned a second series of Frank Skinner comedy drama Don’t Start while the first run is still on air.
Frank Skinner will write and star in a new late night comedy for BBC Radio 4 in which he plays a bickering boyfriend.
EDINBURGH : John Thoday, managing director of Avalon has criticised the BBC for refusing to meet the pay demands of talent arguing it ultimately costs the broadcaster more money.
Al Murray is to front a pub quiz format for Dave, where he will reprise his Pub Landlord character and give contestants the chance to win meat.
Adrian Chiles’ late evening ITV1 vehicle That Sunday Night Show is to return for a second series.
Russell Howard’s Good News has been recommissioned by BBC3 for a further two series, on the back of a successful third run.
Channel 4 is to spend £5m more on comedy in 2011, including new projects from Noel Fielding and Chris Addison.
Al Murray’s stand-up shows, including two TV premieres are heading to UKTV’s Dave following an exclusive deal with Avalon Distribution.
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