BBC Three has already renewed Him & Her: The Wedding for a final season, but it also has renewed Pramface for a new run. This is all in the context of several comedy announcements from the network.
This heart-warming comedy following the fortunes of two unlikely young parents returns for a third series starring Scarlett Alice Johnson and Sean Michael Verey. Jamie and Laura are now in a relationship and it’s anything but happy families. Produced by BBC In-House comedy with Little Comet. Executive produced by Lucy Robinson and Mark Freeland. Written by Chris Reddy.
But besides these renewals, other interesting things to note from BBC Three are:
The orders to series for Uncle and People Just Do Nothing (working title still)
Uncle stars stand-up comedian and singer/songwriter Nick Helm as Andy, a dissolute out-of work musician who forges an unlikely alliance with his 11-year-old nephew after being morally blackmailed into looking after him by his chaotic sister Sam (Daisy Haggard). Not a natural with either kids or responsibility, Andy tries to keep his new charge out of trouble whilst being knee deep in it himself.
A mockumentary about pirate radio station Kurupt FM and its crew. People Just Do Nothing (w/t) started life as a one-off web exclusive pilot last year as part of the launch of Feed My Funny and was the most shared programme on iPlayer during the month of July 2012. It has now been commissioned as a 4×30-minute series for BBC Three. Written by Steve Stamp and Seapa Mustafa, with additional material by Asim Chaudhry, Hugo Chegwin, Lily Brazier and Ben Murray.
Other pilots have been commissioned by BBC Three:
Bamboo – Two posh idiots try and set up their own nightclub. Starring Totally Tom. Written by Harry and Jack Williams. Produced by Roughcut.
Kerry – Multi-character sketch show written by and starring Kerry Howard. Produced by Objective.
Fuzzbox – A puppet show featuring the voices of real young people. Produced by My Pockets.
C Bomb – C Bomb is the godfather of the South Yorkshire dubstep scene. Since “Rektal Dysfunction” he’s been living on former glories. All that is set to change. Starring You Tube’s Rob Madin and written by Rob, Jason Cook and Daniel Peake. From BBC In-House comedy.
The Cariad Show – A multi-character sketch show from comedian, writer and improviser Cariad Lloyd. From BBC In-House comedy.
Nick Helm’s Heavy Entertainment – Raucous, studio based comedy show from the star of BBC Three’s Live At The Electric, Nick Helm. From BBC In-House comedy.
The Committee Meeting – starring Welsh comics Elis James and Chris Corcoran. We enter the committee meeting of a Welsh social club. Produced by Tiger Aspect. BBC Commissioning Executive is Kristian Smith.
Going Native – mock documentary staring Mona Yusefi who plays three different foreign women – a Russian gold digger, a Japanese internet sensation and a Middle Eastern entrepreneur – who have recently moved to the UK to start a new life.
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