BBC One has ordered a further two series of its popular quiz show Pointless to air in 2015.
Produced by Remarkable Games, the show has proven a hit with viewers in a 5.15pm weekday slot where editions routinely attract up to 4 million viewers. It remains comfortably ahead of ITV rival The Chase.
“As we head towards our 1000th episode, Pointless continues to go from strength to strength. This is testament to the brilliance of Xander and Richard, our hard-working production team and our fantastically loyal viewers. We can’t wait to bring them even more Pointless facts and fun in 2015 and beyond.” – Creative director, Remarkable Games, James Fox
The order equates to 110 episodes of the regular show, making up series fourteen and fifteen, while Pointless Celebrities has also been renewed for 38 new editions. The latter pulls in up to 6 million viewers in a Saturday teatime slot.
Fronted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman, Pointless sees contestants attempt to find the least popular answers across a series of categories. The show launched on BBC Two in 2009 before switching to BBC One in 2011.