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Comedy Central UK resuscitates “Your Face or Mine”

Comedy Central UK has commissioned FremantleMedia-owned prodco Talkback to revive its successful game show Your Face or Mine for a two-season run, with inspiration from social dating app Tinder. The series ...
November 24, 2016

Comedy Central UK has commissioned FremantleMedia-owned prodco Talkback to revive its successful game show Your Face or Mine for a two-season run, with inspiration from social dating app Tinder.

The series will feature couples as they are forced to compare their looks with other people’s – and ultimately with each other’s – over a series of Tinder-inspired rounds. If the couple’s choice was consistent with that of the audience, they win money.

Original presenter and English comedian Jimmy Carr (pictured) will return as host to the 22 x 30-minute series, which is to be shot in front of a live audience early next year and broadcast Spring 2017.

Talkback’s Leon Wilson and Ed Sleeman┬áserve as executive producers on the series, which was commissioned by Comedy Central UK’s Louise Holmes, VP of programming.

Your Face or Mine first aired across E4 and Channel 4 between September 2002 and May 2003. A short-lived American version ran across MTV in 2004 with Dan Levy as host.

The commission serves as part of Comedy Central UK’s push to diversify its British comedy offering while increasing its stable of unscripted comedy content. The series revival now joins Comedy Central’s slate of comedy that includes Tiger Aspects Drunk History; Avalon Television’s Russell Howard’s Stand Up Central, Russell Howard and Mum: USA Road Trip and the forthcoming The Chris Ramsey Show.

“In an age when people are forever judging individuals on how they look, placing attractiveness on a pedestal above intelligence, and forcing others to fit societal norms of beauty, why not make them do all of those things, to their loved ones, on national television and for money?” said Carr in a statement.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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