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.

For more information please contact:

calum.mcgarry@premiercomms.com/  callum.clark@premiercomms.com  

About Sky

With 23 million customers across seven countries, Sky is Europe’s leading media and entertainment company and is proud to be part of the Comcast group.

We have 31,000 colleagues and together we want to connect our customers to more of what they love, including our award-winning original productions, like Patrick Melrose and Save Me, and great shows from our partners including HBO, Showtime and Warner Bros. And our ever-improving technology makes it even easier for customers to watch more of the shows they love with personalised recommendations and voice control and, our online streaming service, NOW TV, brings all the enjoyment of Sky with the flexibility of a contract free service.

We treat our customers better than anyone else in our field, as Ofcom’s complaints data shows, and we look after our staff too. Sky is one of The Times Top 50 employers for women and we’re in Stonewall’s list of Top 50 LGBT-Inclusive employers.

We also use our position as the leading entertainment business in Europe to do the right thing. As part of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign, we’re committing to be completely single-use plastic free by 2020, we’re investing £25million over five years in ocean-saving tech and we’re supporting the WWF to protect our oceans with designated Marine Protected Areas.

About NOW TV:

NOW TV is a pick and mix TV streaming service that lets you choose from a range of passes contract free.

Available anytime, anywhere in the UK, you can watch through a NOW TV Box or NOW TV Smart Stick, or on the web. The NOW TV app is also available on over 60 devices.

Whether you’re into big dramas, blockbuster movies, live sports or even just some extra TV for the kids, NOW TV offers four passes which include the latest and best TV and movies: Entertainment, Sky Cinema, Kids and Sky Sports.

This includes Sky Atlantic, over 300 Box Sets on demand, all 10 Sky Sports channels and over 1,000 movies – all available with no contract.

For more information:

• Visit nowtv.com

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• Join the conversation on twitter @NOWTV 

• Visit us at Youtube.com/nowtvofficial

 

 

About CPL Productions:

CPL Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, and Edinburgh TV Festival’s Production Company of the year is one of the most successful independent TV and radio production companies in the UK. An impressive roster of hit shows includes Sky One’s BAFTA-winning A League Of Their Own, the second series of Sky One comedy The Reluctant Landlord written by and starring Romesh Ranganathan, Channel 4’s  multi-award winning Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds, and the return of Harry Hill to our screens in NIT Television’s Alien Fun Capsule for ITV1.

 

Additional programmes include, Sky One’s A League of Their Own US and European Road Trips, Rob and Romesh Vs, ITV’s popular drama Brief Encounters, Channel 4’s Married At First Sight and the upcoming The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes.

www.cplproductions.co.uk

 

About Motion Content Group:

Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company. It invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to fund, develop, produce and distribute premium content. Motion supports editorially and commercially vibrant networks and platforms by helping meet the ever-increasing demand for premium content, for the benefit of advertisers and its content partners. 

Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 26 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally. 

Motion’s content investments include global hit and record-breaking format Love Island (ITV Studios/Motion) produced in 11 countries with 2019 seeing the series launch on CBS in the US; Channel 4’s ground-breaking social media reality series The Circle (Studio Lambert/Motion) with international versions in production for Netflix; Sky originals family game show Wild Things with local productions including Russia, China and Argentina, and currently in production for RTL2 in Germany; long running series  Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild (Renegade/Motion) and Indian talk show No. 1 Yaari, now produced in five languages. Motion has also licensed global hit formats including MasterChef Singapore (Endemol Shine International) and Thailand’s Got Talent (Fremantle). Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.

For more information follow us at:  twitter.com/motion_content