Channel 4 is spending some of its money on a trio of entertainment shows, recruiting the likes of Miranda Hart, Alan Carr and Harry Hill for the new ventures.
At this stage, the show that’s known the least amount is the one that Miranda Hart is involved with, but it’s known that it’ll be an hour-long pilot episode of something, that Channel 4 will broadcast. No title or details beyond that have been revealed.
Harry Hill’s venture is also going to be a one-hour pilot at first, although Channel 4 won’t be screening that one. It’ll keep it behind closed doors, before deciding whether to take it to series. Hill is going to be on a Dragon’s Den-style panel for The Remote Controller.
Harry Hill came up with the format for the show, that Alan Carr will host. And it’ll involve members of the public pitching their own ideas for television programmes to a panel of sort-of-dragons. Who knows? Maybe Channel 4 will make some of the shows that are ultimately pitched.
Alan Carr is also headlining I Don’t Like Mondays, which is being described as a new gameshow in the style of the Chris Evans-fronted Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush. Six hour-long episodes of this one have already been ordered, with an eye on screening them on Sunday nights. The idea is that contestants will battle it out over a series of games, with the prize being a year’s salary.
More news on each of the shows as we learn it.