Mitchell and Webb, Count Arthur Strong and Everyone Else get new telly commissions: last 24 hours in comedy
Andrew Mickel24 August 2012
You can tell it's the Edinburgh telly festival – everyone's gone commissioning mad...
The first of many commissions today: Count Arthur Strong makes the jump from Radio 4 to BBC Two. The Velvet Onion
That BBC Three sketch show where members of the public do 'eccentric' pranks on camera in an effort to put comedians out of business, Boom Town, has got a full series. BCG
Mitchell and Webb are doing an embassy sitcom set in the who-can-tell-the-difference-between-them-all-anyway fictional country of Tazbekistan. Poor Central Asia :( BCG
ITV2 has commissioned that Inbetweeners-style sitcom in ancient Rome to showcase Tom Rosenthal and his lovely face. Broadcast
Live at the Electric gets two more series. In other news, the BBC has had to remortgage MediaCity to pay for all of Russell Kane's Elnett. BCG
Laughing enthusiast David Tennant is the odd choice to host a seven-part Comedy World Cup on Channel 4. Friday Night Dinner's coming back too, as is the Big Fat Quiz of the Year. BCG
IN OTHER NEWS Aisling Bea won So You Think You're Funny. BBC News
And Tiernan Douieb wants to go back to the comedy golden age, if you want to read something you will either vigorously agree with or end up shouting at. HuffPo
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