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This week's new TV commissions (January 15-21)

Take a look at the top commissions made by the UK broadcasters over the last seven days.

Media Mole presents a roundup of all of the major commissions and recommissions to come out of the major UK broadcasters over the last seven days.

Romesh Ranganathan for Ranganation© BBC


Broadcaster: BBC One

Production Company: Ranga Bee and CPL Productions

Order: 6x30"

Synopsis: Comedy starring Romesh Ranganathan as a man who's dumped by his partner and runs away with their nine-year-old son.

The Crossover

Broadcaster: Disney+

Production Company: 20th Television

Order: Full series (episode count unknown)

Synopsis: Based on the book of the same name, a coming-of-age drama following two teen brothers who are the stars of their high school basketball team.

The Voice host Emma Willis© ITV

The Voice Kids (series six)

Broadcaster: ITV

Production Company: ITV Studios

Order: 3 episodes

Synopsis: A three-part event airing over Christmas 2022, featuring new judge Ronan Keating alongside, Pixie Lott and Danny Jones.

Dinosaurs: The Final Day with David Attenborough© BBC

Dinosaurs: The Final Day

Broadcaster: BBC One

Production Company: BBC Studios Science Unit

Order: 1x90"

Synopsis: Sir David Attenborough provides narration in a landmark documentary exploring what happened on the day an asteroid hit the Earth 66 million years ago.

Blankety Blank with Bradley Walsh© BBC

Blankety Blank (series two)

Broadcaster: BBC One

Production Company: Thames TV

Order: 10x35"

Synopsis: Bradley Walsh returns for a second series of the celebrity comedy panel show.

Hospital Special

Broadcaster: BBC Two

Production Company: Label1

Order: 1x60"

Synopsis: New unprecedented access to the NHS team working at the Royal Free London as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Inside The Superbrands

Broadcaster: Channel 4

Production Company: HLP Studios

Order: 8x60"

Synopsis: Behind the scenes access to the factories, boardrooms and development labs of some of the UK's biggest and well-known brands.

Wallace and Gromit© Aardman

Wallace & Gromit (new untitled film)

Broadcaster: BBC One

Production Company: Aardman

Order: 1x90" (TBC)

Synopsis: Airing over Christmas 2024, the new film sees Gromit concerned that Wallace has become over-dependant on his inventions, which proves justified when Wallace invents a "smart gnome" that seems to develop a mind of its own.

Dating With My Mates

Broadcaster: W

Production Company: BBC Studios and Harbar 8

Order: 10x60"

Synopsis: New dating format following four friends hosting a dinner party for potential dates.

Marvin and Rochelle for The Hit List series four© BBC

The Hit List (series five)

Broadcaster: BBC One

Production Company: Tuesday's Child Scotland

Order: 12x45"

Synopsis: New series of the music-based gameshow hosted by Marvin Humes and Rochelle Humes.

Inside The Force (series two)

Broadcaster: Channel 5

Production Company: Mentorn Media

Order: 8x60"

Synopsis: Behind the scenes at Lincolnshire's South Park Police Station.


Broadcaster: Dave

Production Company: Roughcut Television

Order: 3x30"

Synopsis: New workplace sitcom starring People Just Do Nothing's Hugo Chegwin as a trainers-obsessed employee working for a firm called Sports Depot in Peterborough.

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