The Mooch Goes Global With Appearance On UK Comedy ‘Unspun XL With Matt Forde’

Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted ten days as Donald Trump’s White House Communications director, is taken his tour of television studios worldwide. The loud-mouth New Yorker is to appear on British comedy talkshow Unspun XL with Matt Forde, which is produced by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television.
Fresh from appearances on HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher and CNN’s New Day, The Mooch is heading to the UK to appear on the final episode of the series…

Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted ten days as Donald Trump's White House Communications director, is taken his tour of television studios worldwide. The loud-mouth New Yorker is to appear on British comedy talkshow Unspun XL with Matt Forde, which is produced by Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television. Fresh from appearances on HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher and CNN's New Day, The Mooch is heading to the UK to appear on the final episode of the series…

Avalon Developing Martin Freeman Comedy ‘Breeders’ For BBC & FX

Martin Freeman is heading back to the small screen. The Sherlock and Fargo star has created and is starring in parenting comedy Breeders, which is being piloted by the BBC and FX. I hear Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television is producing.
I understand that the show mines the comedy of parenting and is in the same ballpark as Catastrophe, which Avalon also produces for Channel 4 and Amazon. Harry Potter star Michael Gambon and Daisy Haggard, who…

Martin Freeman is heading back to the small screen. The Sherlock and Fargo star has created and is starring in parenting comedy Breeders, which is being piloted by the BBC and FX. I hear Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television is producing. I understand that the show mines the comedy of parenting and is in the same ballpark as Catastrophe, which Avalon also produces for Channel 4 and Amazon. Harry Potter star Michael Gambon and Daisy Haggard, who…

Avalon Television & Vertical Networks Shop Snapchat Format ‘Ghost Hunt’ To Linear Broadcasters

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television and Elisabeth Murdoch-backed Vertical Networks are to shop their unscripted comedy format Ghost Hunt to U.S. broadcasters after its successful launch on Snapchat.
The show, which looks at the modern dating phenomenon of “ghosting”, launched on the digital platform in November and each episode of the short-form series scored over 5M viewers.
The two companies are now set to start talks with linear broadcasters…

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver producer Avalon Television and Elisabeth Murdoch-backed Vertical Networks are to shop their unscripted comedy format Ghost Hunt to U.S. broadcasters after its successful launch on Snapchat. The show, which looks at the modern dating phenomenon of "ghosting", launched on the digital platform in November and each episode of the short-form series scored over 5M viewers. The two companies are now set to start talks with linear broadcasters…

‘Last Week Tonight’ Producer Avalon Scores Fake News Comedy For Sky

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver producer Avalon Television has secured its latest high-profile commission, a fake news comedy fronted by British comedian Alistair McGowan.
The production company is making ten-part series Re-Dub! (w/t) for Sky One, which will see the Big Impression star and a number of mimics and comedians re-voice a range of clips from the news, politics, entertainment and sport to give an alternate take on the hottest stories of the day.
The show is…

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver producer Avalon Television has secured its latest high-profile commission, a fake news comedy fronted by British comedian Alistair McGowan. The production company is making ten-part series Re-Dub! (w/t) for Sky One, which will see the Big Impression star and a number of mimics and comedians re-voice a range of clips from the news, politics, entertainment and sport to give an alternate take on the hottest stories of the day. The show is…

U.S Networks & SVoDs Compete For Donald Trump ‘Spitting Image’ Remake

EXCLUSIVE: A number of US networks and streaming services are battling it out for the rights to a rubber puppet parody of Donald Trump. I hear that a slew of broadcasters are interested in bringing UK satirical show Spitting Image to the U.S.
NBC, HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon are all thought to be interested in the show, which is being rebooted by Roger Law, co-creator of the original series, which ran for 18 series on ITV.
Deadline understands that the American remake…

EXCLUSIVE: A number of US networks and streaming services are battling it out for the rights to a rubber puppet parody of Donald Trump. I hear that a slew of broadcasters are interested in bringing UK satirical show Spitting Image to the U.S. NBC, HBO, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon are all thought to be interested in the show, which is being rebooted by Roger Law, co-creator of the original series, which ran for 18 series on ITV. Deadline understands that the American remake…