Channel 4 commissions two new comedy dramas
Tim Clark29 September 2010
Channel 4 has commissioned two further comedy drama shows as part of its commitment to new programming in the post Big Brother era.
The channel has given the go-ahead for two new shows, Naked Apes and Beaver Falls, as part of the broadcasters move to build on the success of Shameless, Skins and Misfits.
Channel 4 is investing up to £20 million a year in new shows after the demise of Big Brother freed up a large chunk of the channel’s programming budget.
Written by Brian Fillis and based on a book by Tom Reynolds, Naked Apes is set to explore the world of three male paramedic’s in Leeds and the alcoholic patients they take to the A&E department on a nightly basis.
Beaver Falls is set to follow the lives of three British university graduates who move to America as part of a post-university gap-year at a summer camp for rich New York school kids.
Both shows are set to be screened next summer and are expected to compete for the primetime 10pm slot.
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