It's Mo' Gilligan | Channel 4 orders a second series of comic's entertainment series

It's Mo' Gilligan

Channel 4 orders a second series of comic's entertainment series

Channel 4 has ordered a second series of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan.

Six new hour-long episodes have been commissioned following the success of the first series, which aired last summer and landed the comic a Bafta nomination for best entertainment performance.

Gilligan said: ‘This is incredible news. This was always a really bold, ambiguous project and I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved as a team.

‘I’d like to thank each and every person who has watched, supported and shared the show. You make Lateish the triumph it is, and I am so grateful. Time for more Nursery Grimes!

Channel 4 commissioning editor  Tom Beck added: ‘Mo is an exceptional performer and an incredibly exciting entertainment star. We love working with him and couldn’t be prouder of his brilliant Bafta nod for series one of Lateish. I can’t wait to hear his ideas for series two.’

Guests in series one included Tyson Fury, Riz Ahmed, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer and Kelis.

The second series – made by  Expectation and Gilligan’s own production company Momo G – will air next year. 

Gilligan also fronted a live series of his All Star Happy Hour for the broadcaster during lockdown – even if technical gremlins forced the second episode on to Instagram Live rather than terrestrial TV.

Published: 19 Jun 2020

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