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Fri 22 August 2014

US has a second bite at Friday Night Dinner | New pilot for another network

US has a second bite at Friday Night Dinner

New pilot for another network

22/08/2014 … America is having a second attempt at making its own version of Friday Night Dinner.

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return | Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes

Alan Davies As Yet Untitled to return

Dave orders a second series of 10 episodes

22/08/2014 … Alan Davies’s talk show As Yet Untitled has been recommissioned for a second series, to air early next year.

Peak-time viewing | BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom
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Peak-time viewing

BBC One orders Mountain Goats sitcom

22/08/2014 … BBC One has commissioned a full series of Mountain Goats following the success of a Comedy Playhouse pilot.

Thu 21 August 2014

Sketch show for Keith Lemon | 'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'

Sketch show for Keith Lemon

'One of the finest comic minds of his generation'

21/08/2014 … Keith Lemon is to star in his own sketch show on ITV2.

Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas | A tight 5: August 21

Dreaming of a Black Mirror Christmas

A tight 5: August 21

21/08/2014 … CHARLIE BROOKER’S Black Mirror is to return with a feature-length Christmas special which Channel 4 says is 'the most mind-bending yet'.

Full series for Josh Widdecombe's sitcom | BBC Three announces raft of new comedies
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Full series for Josh Widdecombe's sitcom

BBC Three announces raft of new comedies

21/08/2014 … BBC Three is to make a full series of Josh Widdicombe’s flatshare sitcom following the success of an iPlayer pilot.

Sketch show for PhoneShop's Javone | ...and BBC Two orders first transgender sitcom

Sketch show for PhoneShop's Javone

...and BBC Two orders first transgender sitcom

21/08/2014 … PhoneShop star Javone Prince has landed his own BBC Two sketch series.

Roy Chubby Brown caught reading while driving | Watch the footage

Roy Chubby Brown caught reading while driving

Watch the footage

21/08/2014 … Roy Chubby Brown has been fined after reading a newspaper while driving.