Sky orders Alan Carr panel show There's Something About Movies

Wednesday 10th April 2019, 3:50pm

  • Alan Carr will host a panel show series about films for Sky One
  • There's Something About Movies, a six part series, will start on Thursday 2nd May
  • The host says the show will feature a "unique mix of famous comedy faces and actual movie stars"
There's Something About Movies. Alan Carr. Copyright: CPL Productions.

Alan Carr will host There's Something About Movies, a new comedy panel show series based around the topic of films.

Sky One has ordered six episodes of the show from A League Of Their Own producers CPL Productions, working with Motion Content Group.

The series, which will launch on Thursday nights in May, will see the comedian inviting "some of the UK's favourite actors and comics" to test their film trivia and blockbuster knowledge on-screen.

The producers explain: "Filmed in front of a live studio audience, There's Something About Movies will be Alan's first hosting gig with the Sky family. The show promises laughs in abundance with guest stars each week who will battle it out to prove they know the most about the industry that made them, all with a dose of chat, humour and some gentle ridicule from Alan himself."

Alan Carr says: "Super excited to be hosting There's Something About Movies - with the unique mix of famous comedy faces and actual movie stars on one panel show together it's going to be must see TV. Grab your popcorn as we test the stars on their cinema knowledge, get all the Hollywood gossip behind the scenes and with some acting master classes I see if I've got what it takes to make it in tinsel town (spoiler alert - I haven't). It's going to be so much fun."

Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, says: "We are somewhere over the rainbow with excitement to have Alan Carr taking a leading role in There's Something About Movies. It feels like a show only Sky could make and we aim to do for films what A League Of Their Own has done for sport... make it funny!"

The commission follows on from a non-broadcast pilot filmed in February. The six hour-long episodes will go into production imminently, to be broadcast on Sky One and NOW TV from 2nd May.

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