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Merman is a production and entertainment company working across the US and UK. As well as scripting award-winning TV and film, Merman is globally renowned for creating and executing the next generation of branded entertainment, advertising and premium short form content.

Merman was founded in 2014 by award-winning duo Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford, and under their leadership Merman Television has won multiple accolades including three BAFTAs and multiple Emmy and RTS nominations.

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Current productions

Status Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
New TV Catastrophe. Sharon (Sharon Horgan). Copyright: Avalon Television. Emerald Apple TV+ Comedy Drama .
Returning TV Frayed. Sammy Burbeck (Sarah Kendall). Copyright: Merman. Frayed Sky1 Comedy Drama Comedy following an Australian woman whose life is turned upside down, and has to confront the truths from her past.

Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Motherland. Image shows from L to R: Liz (Diane Morgan), Julia (Anna Maxwell Martin), Kevin (Paul Ready). Motherland BBC2 Sitcom Comedy about middle-class parenthood and juggling kids, school, and other parents.
TV The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret. Todd Margaret (David Cross). Copyright: RDF Television / Merman. The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret FOX Sitcom Sitcom about a US executive who finds himself out of his depth when he is mistakenly sent to run his company's new UK arm.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2021 TV Sitcom Frank Of Ireland
2019 TV Comedy Drama Frayed
2019 TV Sitcom This Way Up
2019 TV Comedy Drama Urban Myths: Andy & The Donald
2018 TV Comedy Drama Bliss
2018 TV Comedy Drama There She Goes
2018 TV Comedy Drama Women On The Verge
2017 TV Comedy A Deal
2017 TV Comedy It Should Have Been Me
2017 TV Sitcom Morgana Robinson's Summer
2017 TV Comedy Twin Thing
2016 TV Sitcom Katherine Ryan In Ireland
2016 TV Sitcom Motherland
2015 TV Sitcom Catastrophe
TV Comedy Next Week's News
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