Apr 18, 2011 Last updated on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:27
Entertainment on BBC3 is in great shape and we're keen to keep experimenting by trying new things.
The next big challenge is to find a weekly live comedy and entertainment series that will feel like a real event in the schedule so any ideas you might have about that would be gratefully received.
The show might be made up of interviews, pre-recorded sketches, live stunts, hidden camera set pieces and more. If you want to include music, how can we do that in a way that feels original and innovative? But it’s not essential to have it.
The idea must have a clear sense of what it is and can’t be just a collection of quirky, funny, items. So what is it about the formatting of your show that gives it a sense of coherence, but at the same time affords comedians and performers the freedom to do what they do best?
We primarily want this to be a vehicle for the best up-and-coming comedy performers out there so who are the people you love and what makes them special? In an ideal world there will be some bigger, more established names in the mix as well (hosting maybe?) as they will help give the series a sense of scale and personality. Who is that person/people and why are they right for this?
Obviously we don’t want anything that feels derivative so what is it about your idea that marks it out as distinctive and unique?
We want the series to have a life beyond the TV experience so how will your idea engage viewers online? Maybe they’ll be able to influence content in some way, or there will be a game they can play along with? Whatever it is, it needs to feel integral to the overall proposition and not just tagged on as an afterthought.
Please submit any ideas you have via e-Commissioning by Friday May 27th to Mark Linsey’s team on the drop-down menu and mark it for the attention of Sean Hancock. What will grab our attention at this stage is an original and special feeling top line coupled with an exciting array of talent. We will get back to you soon afterwards, letting you know if we want to move forward or not.
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