Sunday, 14 April 2019
Sky One announces Alan Carr as the host of brand new panel show, ‘There’s Something About Movies’
From the makers of Sky One’s BAFTA winning ‘A League of Their Own’ comes a brand new celebrity panel show, ‘There’s Something About Movies’, launching on Thursday 2 May 2019. The Sky original production, produced by CPL Productions and Motion Content Group, will be anchored by funny man Alan Carr as he invites some of the UK’s favourite actors and comics to test their film trivia and blockbuster knowledge on-screen.
Filmed in front of a live studio audience, ‘There’s Something About Movies’ will be Alan’s first hosting gig with the Sky family. The show promises laughs in abundance with guest stars each week who will battle it out to prove they know the most about the industry that made them, all with a dose of chat, humour and some gentle ridicule from Alan himself.
Phil Edgar-Jones, Head of Entertainment at Sky, says: “We are somewhere over the rainbow with excitement to have Alan Carr taking a leading role in There’s Something About Movies. It feels like a show only Sky could make and we aim to do for films what A League of their Own has done for sport... make it funny!”
Alan Carr says: “Super excited to be hosting ‘There’s Something About Movies’ - with the unique mix of famous comedy faces and actual movie stars on one panel show together it’s going to be must see TV. Grab your popcorn as we test the stars on their cinema knowledge, get all the Hollywood gossip behind the scenes and with some acting master classes I see if I’ve got what it takes to make it in tinsel town (spoiler alert - I haven’t). It’s going to be so much fun”
There’s Something About Movies is the latest in a raft of recent commissions as Sky continues its investment in original content with the best of British talent, such as Helen Mirren (Catherine the Great), Idris Elba (In the Long Run 2), Tim Roth (Tin Star 2) and Romesh Ranganathan (A League of their Own, The Reluctant Landlord 2).
It also follows a record 16 BAFTA nominations for Sky this year, including a nomination for the CPL produced A League of Their Own for Comedy Entertainment programme.
‘There’s Something About Movies’ is a Sky original production produced by BAFTA-winning CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and producers of hit US/UK panel show ‘Safeword’, Motion Content Group. The six part series (6 x 60’) will go into production imminently and is due to air 2 May 2019 on Sky One and streaming service NOW TV.