New Comedy for Living TV
Digital Channel Living is has commissioned its first-ever UK comedy pilot, moving into home-grown scripted content, about a former page three girl who tries to re-launch her career.
Living has commissioned its first ever UK comedy pilot – a move towards home-grown content. The channel has traditionally relied upon American imports such as The Jerry Springer Show and Medium to fill up its schedules. The new comedy pilot, which will run to 60 minutes, follows a former page three girl as she tries to re-launch her career. The comedy will feature guest appearances from Harry Hill and Pineapple Studio star Louie Spence.
The comedy will feature Brenda Gilhooly as Gayle Tuesday – the former Page 3 girl who plots her own comeback. The comedy will air on Living in September. Gilhooly first played the role of Gayle in Channel Four series Viva Cabaret and later her own show Gayle’s World.
Living Television was formerly owned by Virgin Media Television but was sold to BSkyB, along with other channels such as Bravo and Virgin1. Living announced earlier this week it had acquired the rights to the New Zealand soap Shortland Street. The medical soap had previously aired in the UK in the early 90s and 2000s on various ITV regions before disappearing from UK screens. Living will begin airing episodes of Shortland Street from late August with episodes dating back to 2007 – the arrival of British actor Adam Rickitt to the soap.