CNN has ordered an American version of Hat Trick’s long running BBC series Have I Got News for You?.

The limited series will premiere this autumn and air on Saturday nights on CNN.

“We have been looking for innovative ways to explore new formats and expand the boundaries of CNN programming,” said Amy Entelis, executive vice president of talent, CNN Originals, and creative development for CNN Worldwide. “The series is the standard bearer of the genre and ripe for its American reincarnation as we revitalize Saturday nights on CNN.”

“To bring Have I Got News for You? to such an iconic network as CNN is a great honor and career highlight for us all at Hat Trick,” said executive producer Jimmy Mulville. “I just hope there will be something interesting going on in the Fall for us to talk about!”

Executive Producers for the American version of Have I Got News for You? are Jimmy Mulville, Richard Wilson and Jim Biederman.

Jon Creamer

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