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E4 confirms August return for Married at First Sight Australia

The social experiment follows the same format as the fourth series that has captured the imagination of UK audiences throughout lockdown in July.

11 couples marry without having met each other after being matched by a team of experts, as the ultimate test of whether science can predict a couple’s chemistry.

The matchmakers include neuro-psychotherapist Trisha Stratford, dating expert and psychologist Mel Schilling and relationship psychologist John Aiken.

Hollyoaks to celebrate 25th birthday with new series Hollyoaks@25

Hollyoaks@25 will showcase one week for every five years, each chosen for the significance and popularity of its storylines.

The first era will look at the years 1995-2000, specifically the year 1999, when the soap’s first ever major stunt was performed.

A young Tony, Lewis, Ruth and Lucy are desperate to escape the water tank in which they are being held captive by a vengeful Rob Hawthorne, the soap’s first ever villain.

Meet the famous faces of Celebs Go Virtual Dating

Credit: Channel 4

Finding love can be hard at the best of times but finding love in the middle of a pandemic feels almost impossible, which is why celebrities Chloe Ferry, Pete Wicks, Levi Davis and Shaughna Phillips have turned to the Celebs Go Dating agents for professional help.

Dating agents Paul C Brunson and Anna Williamson will return, joined by their junior client coordinator Tom Read Wilson, ready to navigate the challenges of vetting love matches online and arranging exciting remote and socially distanced dates.

E4 announces new digital commissions

Navi Lamba, Digital Commission Exec for E4, commented: “It’s been so brilliant harnessing all the creativity the lockdown has inspired in our indie partners.

“We’ve commissioned across a number of genres and a mixture of animation and live action, hearing the stories of real people across the country and those of well-known faces in comedy, music and TV and all are tailored to work best for our young audiences.”

 

E4 sets premiere date for new sitcom Maxxx

The six-part series is an outrageously transgressive and cringe-worthy peek behind the curtain of a pop music scene rife with insecurity and fragile narcissism.

Assumed dead by most, Maxxx (O-T Fagbenle) is a former boy band star desperate to re-establish himself in the celebrity world, if only to win back his supermodel ex-girlfriend Jourdan Dunn (playing herself).

Maxxx’s widely reported drug-addled antics have turned most of his fans against him, although his cousin and superfan-stalker Rose (Helen Monks) is still on his side.

Channel 4 acquires Taskmaster

Greg Davies and Alex Horne (Credit: Avalon/Channel 4/Dave/UKTV)

​Initially a live show at the Edinburgh Fest Fringe, Taskmaster was originally developed with Channel 4 and then later commissioned by UKTV where it aired on Dave for nine series.

The series follows Greg Davies and show creator Alex Horne as they host a series of complex and comedic challenges that test the wit of a line-up of famous contestants.

Following the six series deal, new episodes of Taskmaster will air on Channel 4.

UK air date announced for Rick and Morty series 4

Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland) in Rick and Morty (Credit: Adult Swim/Fox/Channel 4)

Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the sci-fi cartoon follows scientist and intergalactic felon, Rick Sanchez (Justin Roiland), who drags his grandson, Morty Smith (Roiland), on a series of insane adventures across the galaxy.

Fans of the show predict the new series will see Sanchez and Smith at odds with Smith’s tyrannical counterpart, Evil Morty (Roiland), alongside a deadly reunion between Sanchez and his lifetime friend turned enemy, Phoenixperson (Harmon).

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.