Music and comedy variety game show That’s My Jam hosted by Mo Gilligan is to go to full series on BBC One.

That’s My Jam (8 x 60) will be produced by Monkey, with Universal International Studios and Universal Television Alternative Studio. Both Universal Television Alternative Studio and Universal International Studios are divisions of Universal Studio Group.

Debuting on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, That’s My Jam is based on the original US show hosted by Jimmy Fallon, which draws inspiration from the popular musical segments on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Signature games from the US version include Launch the Mic, Air Guitar, Don’t Drop the Beat and Slay It, Don’t Spray It.

Mo Gilligan says: “It was such a thrill to work with Jimmy and his outstanding team on the pilot of this show – and now we get to do a series! This is such an exceptional format and I’m so honoured that the BBC and NBCUniversal are letting me bring it to the UK.”

Kate Phillips, Director of Unscripted at the BBC says: “With marvellous Mo Gilligan leading proceedings, That’s My Jam will see competitive celebrities facing off like never before, in a series of musical games guaranteed to provide a multitude of surprises and singalong moments!”

Ed Havard, SVP, Unscripted Programming for Universal International Studios adds: “Working with Mo is always such a highlight. We had so much fun making an incredible pilot, and now we can’t wait to bring this hit format to BBC One and iPlayer.”

That’s My Jam was commissioned by Kate Phillips in her capacity as Director of Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC. Executive Producers for Monkey are Will Macdonald and Andy Price. The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Pinki Chambers.

The original US show is produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio, in association with Fallon’s production company, Electric Hot Dog for NBC. A second season was recently commissioned after season one reached more than 250 million views across linear, digital and social platforms. It remains NBC’s best ever digital launch for an unscripted programme.

The show is licensed by NBCUniversal Formats, which is also part of Universal International Studios.

Jon Creamer

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