SVoD lines up LA-based reality/performance hybrid and Jimmy Carr panel show

Love Productions has won its first Netflix commission as part of the SVoD’s unscripted slate that also includes a panel show fronted by Jimmy Carr.

The Great British Bake-Off indie has teamed up with New York-based company Madwood Studios to co-produce eight-part performance/reality hybrid Westside.

It will follow a group of young musicians across a range of genres, who come together to perform at a Los Angeles nightclub.

Netflix said the format would combine ‘gritty and cinematic docu-series scenes’ of the musicians’ everyday lives with ‘artistic’ music videos that underscore the series storylines.

The series is directed by James Carroll (Undercover Boss) and executive produced by Love’s Kevin Bartel and Richard McKerrow with Michael Flutie, Sun DeGraff and Lara Spotts.

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Meanwhile, Comedians Getting In Cars With Coffee indie Embassy Row is producing The Fix, a panel show in which Carr presides over two teams tasked with solving the world’s biggest problems, one at a time.

The format re-teams Carr with his Your Face or Mine and Roast Battle collaborator Katharine Ryan, who is a team captain opposite US actor and stand-up comic D.L. Hughley.

Carr and Ryan were the first UK-based comedians to front Netflix stand-up specials and Ryan is currently working on a scripted project for the SVoD giant.

The ten-parter is executive produced by Embassy Row’s British-born president and chief executive Michael Davies and ex-Zeppotron executive producer Andrew Westwell, who previously worked with Carr on 8 out of 10 Cats and 10 O’Clock Live.

They join Magical Elves’ previously announced baking format Sugar Rush in Netflix’s upcoming roster of non-scripted shows.