BBC1 has ordered a new six-part music series that will feature the “biggest UK and international music stars.”
James Corden’s indie Fulwell 73 will make the show (though Corden will not front it) and it will go out this autumn.
Each 30 minute show will feature live music performances, sketches and interviews.
Bob Shennan, Director of BBC Radio and Music, said: “The BBC is the biggest music broadcaster in the UK and we are always looking for new ways to bring music to our audiences. This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best UK and international bands and artists and we’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s most innovative and creative TV production companies.”
Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning for BBC Music, said: “Following on from the success of BBC Music programmes such as Adele at the BBC and Michael Bublé at the BBC, we’re excited to be bringing this new live music series to BBC One.”
Gabe Turner, partner at Fulwell 73 says: ‘We’re delighted to be working with the BBC on such an exciting series. The BBC’s heritage in creating and broadcasting world class music TV is second to none – their classic music shows were a big part of our childhoods growing up as fans devouring everything pop culture. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there.”
It was commissioned by Director of BBC Content, Charlotte Moore and BBC Music’s Jan Younghusband. Commissioning Executive for BBC Entertainment is Rachel Ashdown. Executive Producers for Fulwell 73 are Gabe Turner and Suzi Aplin, and Paul Wright will be the showrunner.
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