E4 has recommissioned Virtually Famous.
The panel show, helmed by Glee‘s Kevin McHale with comedian Seann Walsh and Radio 1’s Chris Stark as team captains, is to return to the network for two 10-part runs following a successful debut outing earlier this year.
“It’s notoriously hard to launch a brand new panel show, so we were thrilled to see it connect so successfully with our 16-34 audience. I can’t wait to see Kevin, Seann and Chris return with their own unique comedy take on the very best of social media.” – Head of Formats, Channel 4, Dan Bird
As ever, there will be no shortage of hilarious material for the panels to discuss. From globally famous viral memes and twitter rants to the greatest You Tube posts and Vine shorts, the rival teams will be battling for points over the online moments that have got the world laughing.
The Talkback and Hungry Bear Media co-production was watched by an average of 461,000 viewers during its first series, with Channel 4 noting that its 58% profile of 16-34s was 10+ per cent higher than the network’s peak average.
“Virtually Famous enjoyed a great first series, and we’re really excited to see it return to E4 for a further two series’. In particular I’m looking forward to winding Seann up again by forcing him to watch lots more clips of cats.” – MD of Talkback and Executive Producer, Leon Wilson
Dan Baldwin, MD of Hungry Bear Media and Executive Producer, adds: “We’re delighted that Virtually Famous has been recommissioned for two more series. It has been fantastic to see Kevin McHale, Seann Walsh and Chris Stark gel together so well on-screen. I hope Chris Stark survives these new shows. Last series he was punched by David Haye, had his face sellotaped up by Pixie Lott and was dressed as a woman and put on a dating website. I wish Chris the best of luck for series 2 and 3.”