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Jonathan Ross to present cookery panel show pilot

Friday 24th April 2015 @ 10:54am

Jonathan Ross to present cookery panel show pilot Jonathan Ross is to present a food-themed comedy panel show pilot. The format is described as a "mouth watering, light-hearted celebration of food in all its forms".

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BBC One orders The John Bishop Show

Thursday 23rd April 2015 @ 10:19am

BBC One orders The John Bishop Show John Bishop will present a new eight-part comedy and entertainment variety show on BBC One on Saturday nights from later this spring.

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Channel 5 returns to making British comedy

Thursday 23rd April 2015 @ 9:16am

Channel 5 returns to making British comedy Channel 5 is to start broadcasting British comedy again. A deal with Comedy Central will see it broadcast series such as Impractical Jokers.

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BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase 2015 programme revealed

Wednesday 22nd April 2015 @ 11:33am

BBC Salford Sitcom Showcase 2015 programme revealed Funz And Gamez, Fishbowl and Barbara Nice are amongst the comedy that will be showcased across BBC events in Salford on the 12th and 13th May.

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Jim Howick to star in BBC Two's Stag

Tuesday 21st April 2015 @ 8:39pm

Jim Howick to star in BBC Two's Stag BBC Two boss Kim Shillinglaw has announced that Jim Howick will star in Stag, a comedy-thriller from The Wrong Mans director Jim Field Smith.

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Lesley Manville to star in new BBC Two sitcom 'Mum'

Tuesday 21st April 2015 @ 7:33pm

Lesley Manville to star in new BBC Two sitcom 'Mum' BBC Two has commissioned Mum, a new sitcom from the writer and producers of hit BBC Three sitcom Him & Her.

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Sky Arts to make a series of slapstick comedies

Tuesday 21st April 2015 @ 11:54am

Sky Arts to make a series of slapstick comedies Kevin Eldon, Johnny Vegas, Kim Cattrall, Vic Reeves and Frank Skinner are amongst the stars of four silent physical comedies on Sky Arts.

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David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman to host C4's Election Night 2015

Monday 20th April 2015 @ 11:59am

David Mitchell and Jeremy Paxman to host C4's Election Night 2015 Channel 4 is bringing back its Alternative Election Night format on the 7th May, with Jeremy Paxman and David Mitchell leading a team of comedians in reporting the results.

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Channel 4 orders Series 4 of Friday Night Dinner

Friday 17th April 2015 @ 10:08am

Channel 4 orders Series 4 of Friday Night Dinner Channel 4 has ordered a fourth series of Friday Night Dinner, its award-winning sitcom starring Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal, Paul Ritter, Tamsin Greig and Mark Heap.

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Channel Dave to broadcast The Pub Landlord's election battle

Thursday 16th April 2015 @ 11:41am

Channel Dave to broadcast The Pub Landlord's election battle Channel Dave is to broadcast Dave's Election Night Special, a one-off documentary following Al Murray campaigning in the General Election as The Pub Landlord.

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Zig and Zag to return in animated CBBC series

Wednesday 15th April 2015 @ 11:05am

Zig and Zag to return in animated CBBC series CBBC has ordered a 26-part animated sitcom series focused around former Big Breakfast characters Zig and Zag.

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BAFTA TV Awards 2015 comedy nominations

Wednesday 8th April 2015 @ 10:34am

BAFTA TV Awards 2015 comedy nominations The shortlists for the 2015 BAFTA Television Awards have been announced. Detectorists, Harry & Paul, Moone Boy and The Wrong Mans are amongst the comedy nominees.

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Channel 4 to broadcast topical political sitcom Ballot Monkeys

Wednesday 8th April 2015 @ 12:02am

Channel 4 to broadcast topical political sitcom Ballot Monkeys Channel 4 has announced Ballot Monkeys, a political sitcom from the team behind Drop The Dead Donkey which will be filmed close to transmission for topicality.

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Blake Harrison takes the lead role in E4 comedy drama Tripped

Tuesday 7th April 2015 @ 3:03pm

Blake Harrison takes the lead role in E4 comedy drama Tripped E4 has announced that The Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison will take the lead role in Tripped, a comedy drama series set in parallel universes.

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E4 orders new comedy drama Aliens

Tuesday 7th April 2015 @ 2:36pm

E4 orders new comedy drama Aliens E4 has ordered Aliens, a comedy drama about a group of extra-terrestrials forced to live in a segregated community on Earth.

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New Pilots

The Jonathan Ross Cookery Panel Show

The Jonathan Ross Cookery Panel Show

Comedy panel show based around 'the art of food, the skill of cooking and the enormous fun of eating'. Hosted by Jonathan Ross. Guide

Fishbowl

Fishbowl

Sitcom pilot about a woman who returns to her parents in Yorkshire after a disastrous first term at university. Guide

Barbara Nice

Barbara Nice

TV sitcom based around Janice Connolly's character. Guide

Pants On Fire

Pants On Fire

Comedy entertainment show in which contestants must try and convince the audience they're telling the truth. Matt Richardson hosts. Guide

Insert Name Here

Insert Name Here

Panel show for BBC Two in which all the questions are based around people who share the same name. Sue Perkins hosts. Guide

Upstart Crow

Upstart Crow

Sitcom for BBC Two in which David Mitchell stars as William Shakespeare. Guide

Harry Hill's Tea Time

Harry Hill's Tea Time

A new TV format from Harry Hill in which he cooks a three course meal. Guide

The Week That Wasn't

The Week That Wasn't

Topical comedy show presented by Jolyon Rubinstein and Heydon Prowse. Guide

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