Fiver has acquired a raft of new shows for its Autumn line-up, including the hit US shows Knight Rider, 10 Things I Hate About You and The City, it was announced today (Thurs).
Fiver continues to go from strength to strength in the ratings, and this July increased its reach to over 17.2 million viewers, which is an all time best for the channel.
Managing Director, Digital Channels and Acquisitions, Jeff Ford, said: “I am delighted that this Autumn we will have an exciting and fun line up of new and exclusive shows for our Fiver audience that truly reflects the change in attitude and energy of the channel.”
The iconic 1980s television classic, Knight Rider from NBC Universal International Television Distribution (18 x 45 mins), comes roaring back to life in this reinvented, updated, super-charged action series. It stars Justin Bruening, Val Kilmer as the voice of KITT, Sydney Tamiia Poitier (daughter of Oscar winning actor Sidney Poitier) and Bruce Davison. The new KITT design is better than ever, equipped with a supercomputer capable of hacking almost any system.
10 Things I Hate About You the original series from ABC Family (10 x 30 mins) will have its first run in the UK on Fiver. Inspired by the cult 1999 film starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles, the series focuses on the Stratford sisters Kat and Bianca (Meaghan Martin and Lindsey Shaw), who are two very different people and start their new high school with very contradictory goals. Kat is strong-willed, a feminist and impatient to make a difference in the world while Bianca is a social butterfly who is more concerned with her looks and popularity. Ethan Peck, grandson of acting legend Gregory Peck, plays Kat’s love interest Patrick.
MTV scripted reality series The City from MTV Networks International (1 x 90mins , 13 x 30 mins) has the perfect blend of drama and fashion with a true insight into working within a cutting edge fashion label in the heart of New York City. The City is a spin off from the hit reality show The Hills, and sees Whitney Port packing up and moving from the comfort of her hometown in Los Angeles to the bright lights of Manhattan.
Bridezilla from DCD-owned September Films (23 x60) is a reality series that takes us inside the hectic wedding preparations of brides-to-be who are determined to have their perfect wedding – no matter what. We witness the tantrums and fights they have with their friends, family and future husband in order to get their wedding just the way they want it.
Finally, The Sexy Ad show will return after a successful first season and will see comedian Spencer Brown bringing his own irreverent style to showcase some of the raciest and most politically incorrect adverts to have emerged from ad-land.