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|Posted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:00 pm Post subject: ITV greenlights Alistair McGowan's sports show
|Exec produced by Harry Hill
|ITV has commissioned a full series of sports comedy show You Cannot Be Serious, to be fronted by Alistair McGowan.
Harry Hill will be executive producer on the six-part series, to be made by Avalon Television. His role comes despite reports that he had fallen out with the company over its desire to make more episodes of TV Burp, which he found too exhausting.
You Cannot Be Serious, which will air in the summer, has plenty in common with TV Burp, as it will feature funny clips from the week’s sport, as well as sketches and impressions from McGowan.
ITV commissioned the series following a successful pilot last year.
Hill and McGowan have a longstanding working relationship, dating from before their joint Radio 4 show When Harry Met Ally in 1992. Hill said: ‘He’s the best impressionist in the country and it’s great he’s coming to ITV.’
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