Unscripted

Viceland UK’s new slate embraces first reality-based comedy

Fledgling millennial network Viceland UK’s new slate of new original programming includes its first-ever reality-based comedy, Bobby and Harriet Get Married (w/t). The 6×30-minute series, from Indie Rockerdale Studios, delves into the lives of stand-up ...
June 1, 2017

Fledgling millennial network Viceland UK’s new slate of new original programming includes its first-ever reality-based comedy, Bobby and Harriet Get Married (w/t).

The 6×30-minute series, from Indie Rockerdale Studios, delves into the lives of stand-up comedians and romantic couple Bobby Mair and Harriet Kemsley ( both pictured). It follows the couple as they plan their real-life wedding over the space of five weeks. Stuart Richards is on board as producer and director.

The network’s unscripted slate also includes Generation Rent (w/t). Hosted by former member of Vice Media’s editorial team, journalist and TV presenter Billie JD Porter, the 8×30-minute series will examine the housing crisis facing young people in the UK and abroad. It’s coproduced by Viceland UK and Viceland U.S., shooting in locations that span Britain and North America. Shannon Delwiche is executive series producer.

Viceland has also entered into a development deal with Andy Amadi, the creator behind the British web series and debate show BK Chat. The web series features young men and women on opposing sides debating subjects covering love, sex, relationships and finances. The agreement will see the network and Amadi develop the popular online format for television.

Comedian Jamali Maddix returns to the network for a second season of Hate Thy Neighbour. Travelling through the U.S., Maddix explores the divided nation by spending time with organizations, radical individuals and extremist groups who represent voices from the socio-political climate across America. The (10×60) series is set to be directed by Yemi Bamiro

The new shows have been commissioned by Kevin Sutcliffe, SVP TV and video programming, Viceland International.

Viceland UK’s latest productions Generation Rent and Hate Thy Neighbour Season 2 will also air across the network’s international channels in the U.S. and Canada, with Bobby and Harriet extending to Benelux, France, Australia, New Zealand and Africa.

 

 

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