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E4 acquires new comedy starring Matt LeBlanc

Matt LeBlanc (Credit: Channel 4/CBS)

Man With A Plan

Friends star Matt LeBlanc plays Adam, a father who is new to being a stay-at-home parent and quickly learns that parenting is far more demanding than he expected.

When his wife Andi (Liza Snyder) returns to work, Adam tries to keep the house in order but when his three children prove to be anything but little angels, he finds out he has his work cut out.

 

E4 partners with Wall Of Comedy creators

From left to right: Tafara Makopa, Joivan Wade, Percelle Ascott (Credit: Channel 4)

Wade and Ascott both starred in E4 series Youngers, after the success of their YouTube series Mandem On The Wall.

The duo launched hit online platform, Wall of Comedy in 2015, spanning YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, all of which has achieved over 3.5 billion views so far.

The pair also starred in and co-produced viral sensation, Shiro’s Story, a three-part drama told mainly through rap, inspired by real-life events in South London.

E4 hunts for new on-screen talent

Michaela Coel (Credit: Channel 4)

The nationwide hunt will be led by production company Fully Focused, who are searching for the next generation of stars, including  presenters, actors and comedians.

The aim is to uncover talent from across the country and find people from a range of backgrounds, none of whom have any substantial mainstream or terrestrial broadcast experience.

Those selected will be given training to help them develop and will be given exposure on E4.

There will be the opportunity to work across digital content, social media, in-vision continuity and even star in new shows.

Rising star Mae Martin fronts a new comedy for E4

Mae Martin on Unspun With Matt Forde (Credit: Dave/UKTV)

Mae and George (w/t) follows recovering addict Mae (Martin) as she seeks to take control of her life while juggling a relationship with her new girlfriend George and keeping her addictive behaviours in check.

Joe Hampson (Skins) will co-write the series with Martin, and the comedy will be produced by Objective Fiction, whose portfolio includes Game Face, Toast of London and Fresh Meat.

“WHAT A DREAM,” said Mae Martin of the new project. “We cannot wait to make this show with E4, Netflix, and Objective Fiction.”

8 Out of 10 Cats returns to E4

8 Out of 10 Cats (Credit: Channel 4)

The panel show will see Rob Beckett resuming his role as team captain, along with rotating guest captains including Aisling Bea, Katherine Ryan, Sara Pascoe and Kerry Godliman.

Panellists will compete against each other in guessing the results of numerous public polls and surveys on popular topics.

“I’m really excited that 8 Out of 10 Cats is returning to E4,” said Jimmy Carr.

“What Britain needs now more than ever, is a panel show about surveys and statistics. Well, that and six months’ supply of food and medicine.”

Rick and Morty heads to Channel 4

Rick and Morty (Credit: Adult Swim/Fox)

Kicking off in February, the deal has landed the public broadcaster an array of shows, including an exclusive premiere of the fourth season of the award-winning sci-fi cartoon Rick and Morty on Channel 4.

The premiere will mark the show’s first ever broadcast on free-to-air television in the UK.

Rick and Morty is one of the most anarchic, ingenious and original shows around and the breakthrough animated hit of recent years,” commented Ian Katz, Channel 4 Director of Programmes.

Baewatch puts relationships to the test on E4

The in-laws, who have not yet met their relative’s significant other, will set behind the scenes challenges to test the strength of the relationship.

“The series takes a humorous look at a relationship milestone almost everyone can relate to,” commented Vivienne Molokwu, Commissioning Editor of Channel 4.

“Meeting the parents but multiples the awkwardness of that often-dreaded moment by 100%.”

Baewatch follows the couples as they fly out to a luxury villa and sees both pairs of parents meeting to discuss their children’s relationship chances.

E4 reveals the celebrity line up for the sixth series of Celebs Go Dating

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Joining them will be Chelsee Healey (Hollyoaks), Pete Wicks (The Only Way is Essex) and David Potts (Ibiza Weekender). Newly single Made in Chelsea’s Sam Thompson is also set to return, having appeared on series four.  

The final mystery contestant will be announced live during the first mixer event, where the celebrities are tasked with securing their first date.

CBS shows to make UK debut on Channel 4

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Channel 4 has announced an agreement with CBS Studios International, securing the UK broadcaster a roster of CBS’ iconic and contemporary television series that will air on Channel 4, E4, 4Music and All 4.

The selection also included exclusive autumn programming, including the new Charmed reboot, American sitcom Happy Together and political drama The Good Fight.

Charlotte Crosby and Sam Thompson to join celebrity Coach Trip

Celebrity teams including Charlotte Crosby (Geordie Shore) and Josh Richtie (Love Island), James Dunmore and Sam Thompson (Made in Chelsea), Nadia Essex (Celebs Go Dating) and Bobby Norris (TOWIE), Sugababes singer Mutya Buena and singer Lisa Maffia, and dancers James and Ola Jordan will join international tour guide Brendan Sheerin for a 10 day road trip across Spain.