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29/11/2016

Russell Howard To Write And Star In New Series For Sky 1

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Comedian Russell Howard has been appointed to write and star in a new series for Sky 1.

In a two-year deal, the new show will first air on Sky 1 next year after the comedian has completed his forthcoming stand-up world tour. A non-TX pilot will deliver early December 2016.

The series will sit alongside a strong line-up of award-winning entertainment shows for the whole family on Sky 1.

Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1, said: "Russell is brilliantly funny and I can't wait for his intelligent and incisive wit to be a big part of Sky 1. His new show with us will be a fantastic mix of everything we love about Russell and lots of new inventive comedy. It will be an incredible addition to Sky 1."

The 14-part weekly series will be filmed in front of a live studio audience and will be produced by Avalon Television. The series has been commissioned by Celia Taylor, head of non-scripted commissioning and Richard Ackerman, commissioning editor, at Sky. Executive producers are Richard Allen-Turner, James Taylor and Jon Thoday at Avalon Television.

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