Topical panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats relaunches with team captains Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett and will air on More 4, All 4 and Channel 4
“We’re thrilled to be bringing back one of the sharpest topical panel shows on TV. This is a huge endorsement for the brand and a great opportunity to develop new talent. We’re delighted that the incredibly talented Aisling Bea and Rob Beckett will join as team captains in its newest incarnation on More 4 whilst the dons Jimmy, Sean and Jon continue to make 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown appointment to view on 4.” – Sarah Lazenby, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor
Channel 4 bosses have revealed that comedy mash up 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, hosted by Jimmy Carr with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson, has been commissioned for a further 18 episodes on Channel 4, the biggest episode commission in the history of the programme to date.
The popular format, which has seen over 70 episodes since it launched, delivered a consolidated audience of 1.9 million viewers and a 7.7% market share during its last series.
Guests on the latest hour long shows will include David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Noel Fielding, Roisin Conaty, Lee Mack, Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Joe Wilkinson, Claudia Winkleman, Bob Mortimer, Noel Fielding, Isy Suttie, Russell Howard, Richard Ayoade, Jessica Hynes and David Mitchell.
It was also announced today that the 8 Out of 10 Cats brand is to expand across Channel 4’s platforms, with topical panel show 8 Out of 10 Cats making a welcome return premiering on More 4 with new team captains Rob Beckett and Aisling Bea.
The twelve part series of the regular show will be the 19th run, making it one of the longest running panel shows on the network, and will aim to reach a new generation of comedy fans.
Each week Jimmy, Aisling and Rob will be joined by a host of celebrities and comics, including the most promising up and coming comedy talent. Together they will thrash out the topics that have got Britain talking. As ever, they will draw on polls, statistics and surveys, pontificating on anything from Brexit to the Branjelina split.
“We’re thrilled that the brand is going from strength to strength with such a major commission of 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown for Channel 4 and the original 8 Out of 10 Cats returning to entertain a fresh demographic. We’ve always relished the opportunity to nurture new talent and a crucial part of the show’s brief will be to launch and support new comedians.” – Ruth Phillips, Managing Director of production company Zeppotron