Channel 4 has announced a raft of returning and new shows across its factual and entertainment output.
Leading the commissions is a second series of The Jump which sees famous faces compete against one another across various winter sports. Series one, which was presented by Davina McCall and won by singer Joe McElderry, aired earlier this year and became a hit for the channel. The second series will air next year featuring a new batch of celebrities.
Meanwhile, the broadcaster has unveiled further details about its re-commission of The Island with Bear Grylls. The popular reality show will also return to the channel next year with a twin-series following the progress of two separate islands, one inhabited by males and the other by females. However, Channel 4’s PR department note that the fundamentals of the format otherwise remain the same, with the show testing the survival skills of each group.
Also set to return next year is Troy, the series focusing on the young magician as he performs incredible stunts in front of the eyes of the unsuspecting public.
Other commissions include:
Wish You Weren’t Here, with each episode following Richard Ayoade and a famous holiday companion as they visit a number of bizarre destinations. As the travel lovers take it all in, Richard, the eternal pessimist, will simply ask why would you ever want to go there?
In Sex in Class, Sex Educator and UNFPA goodwill ambassador Goedele Liekens, who believes sex education in schools is out of date, will work with a number of year 11 students in British schools on a solution to the problem. Together they will pilot different modules that could potentially become a properly ratified GCSE.
A new four-part series, Kevin McCloud: Escape to the Wild, will see Kevin uncover the incredible stories of ordinary people who have abandoned the rat race and chosen instead to move to some of the most remote places on earth.
Channel 4 also announced the commission of a ground-breaking new three-part series from Twofour and GroupM Entertainment called Dementiaville (wt) earlier this year, which will explore a progressive approach to the care of people with dementia.