The UK’s Channel 4 has greenlit a new series about gadgets and technology fronted by Stephen Fry, along with a number of other factual and entertainment programmes.
Stephen Fry: Gadget Man (working title) will air later this year, featuring the writer and broadcaster offering his unique insights into the world of technology.
The six-episode series was commissioned by C4 head of factual entertainment Liam Humphreys and commissioning editor Tina Flintoff. It is produced by North One Television and executive produced by Ricky Keleher.
The commission is one of several announced by C4 today. The terrestrial channel is planning eight celebrity versions of its Million Pound Drop gameshow for September and a new comedy pilot called The Anti Social Network from Studio of Fools.
Endemol-owned Zeppotron is producing a pilot called Hot or Hotter that aims to find the most attractive people in various UK towns.
Head of factual Ralph Lee has turned to Fish Fight producers Keo Films for The Estate, a three-part observational documentary about a housing estate in the northern English town of Scunthorpe, and Hillbilly Holidays, which examines obscure communities throughout the world.