ITV has agreed deal with Jonathan Ross for a new chat show for ITV1, to be broadcast in late 2011 and early 2012.
The new series, commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy, Elaine Bedell, will be co-produced by ITV STUDIOS and Hotsauce TV Limited and will air in a peak time slot on ITV1.
Jonathan Ross said: “I am thrilled and excited that after a short break I will be rolling up my sleeves and creating a brand new show for ITV1. I have worked successfully with most of the key figures at the network in the past and cannot wait to get back on screen with a fast, funny, and unpredictable new talk show. I do have a little spare time at the beginning of 2011 though, so if England needs a temporary new manager I will consider the post seriously. Thank you.”
Peter Fincham, ITV Director of Television said: “From Hollywood stars through to British politicians, Jonathan Ross has interviewed them all and has long established himself as the preeminent chat show host of his generation.
“ITV1 has established itself as a home for the UK’s top television stars, and I’m delighted that the channel will now be working with Jonathan on this exciting new show.”