Sky thas commissioned a new series of long-running music quiz Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
The show will return to screens as a new 8 episode series, plus a one-off Christmas special, with new host Greg Davies (Taskmaster, The Inbetweeners). The Sky Original will air this autumn on Sky and streaming service NOW and is produced by Talkback (a Fremantle label), the production company behind all previous series of Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
Never Mind the Buzzcocks originally ran for 28 seasons between 1996 and 2015 on the BBC.
Returning to the show, Noel Fielding (The Mighty Boosh, The Great British Bake Off) will be a team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper (This Country, Avenue 5), with Jamali Maddix (Hate Thy Neighbour) featuring as a regular guest. Each week they will be joined by a roster of music and comedy stars to compete against each other.
Davies commented: “I have always loved Never Mind the Buzzcocks and am thrilled to be the new host on Sky. We have brilliant comedic talent on the team and plenty of exciting musical guests will be joining us. All that being said, I’m so sure that no one reads these press quotes in their entirety that I’m going to finish by listing types of bread: rye, sourdough, sliced white. Oh, and cob.”
Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones, added: “Buzzcocks is one of those truly iconic shows and to be bringing it back with Greg Davies at the helm, alongside Daisy May Cooper, Noel Fielding and Jamali Maddix is a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere.”
Never Mind the Buzzcocks was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky. Shirley Jones is the Commissioning Editor. The series is produced by Talkback (a Fremantle label) and Executive Produced by Kate Edmunds and Jonno Richards, Managing Director of Talkback. The Series Producer is Jordan Read. Fremantle holds the global format rights.