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Fri 20 January 2017
Susan Calman to host BBC One quiz show
The Boss coming to daytime soon
20/01/2017 … Susan Calman is to host a daytime quiz for BBC One, Chortle can reveal.
BBC to make Gaiman and Pratchett's Good Omens
'It feels like a good time for a comedy about impending global apocalypse'
20/01/2017 … The BBC is to make a six-part comedy series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s fantasy novel Good Omens.
One comic's already profiting from Trump's presidency
WTF: Weekly trivia file
20/01/2017 … • ’Looking forward to Trump’s assassi… inauguration.
Angus Deayton's new presenting job
Great British Bake Off spin-off
20/01/2017 … Angus Deayton is to host Great British Bake Off spin-off Creme de la Creme.
Thu 19 January 2017
Netflix signs Katherine Ryan
Stand-up special out on Valentine's Day
19/01/2017 … Netflix is to air Katherine Ryan’s latest stand-up show.
Inside No 9 to return
Fourth series set to start shooting next month
19/01/2017 … Inside No 9 is to return for a fourth series of six new episodes.
Cushti! Gold to tell the Only Fools story
...as a second series charts Sir David Jason's career
19/01/2017 … Sir David Jason is to be the subject of two separate retrospective series on the Gold channel, Chortle can reveal.
Mangan to host fake news panel show
...as C4 airs Simon Brodkin doco
19/01/2017 … Channel 4’s one-off fake news panel show is to be hosted by Stephen Mangan and form part of a week of programmes on the topic.