Sky 1 HD today announced the return of its hit sports entertainment panel show A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN hosted by James Corden, in which two teams of comedians, celebrity sports fans and sports stars compete against each other for sporting honours.
Returning as team captain is former England footballer and Sky Sports presenter Jamie Redknapp, with regular panellists comedian John Bishop and Sky Sports News presenter Georgie Thompson.
The second series of A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is set to be even bigger and better than before, with increased panellist and audience participation, and a host of exciting guest names.
The teams will continue to battle it out in three riotous rounds of sporting challenges, testing their sporting knowledge, physical skills and competitive edges.
The show is also set to air in a later post-watershed timeslot as part of a new comedy line-up this autumn, allowing Corden and the teams the freedom for even more mischief and mayhem.
James Corden said: “I’m really excited to be back in the saddle for another series of A League of Their Own. I’ve got plenty more random sports facts up my sleeves, and am looking forward to putting the teams through their paces again.”
Duncan Gray, Head of Entertainment, Sky 1 HD, Sky 1, Sky 2, Sky 3 comments: “From the moment it aired, A League of Their Own was an instant hit with our viewers and we can’t wait to have all new episodes to play this Autumn. A League of Their Own first teamers James Corden, Jamie Redknapp, John Bishop and Georgie Thompson will be joined by big new signings from the world of comedy, celebrity and sport as they set out to sweep all before them in the new season.”
Danielle Lux and Murray Boland will Executive Produce from CPL Productions, whilst Duncan Gray, Head of Entertainment, Sky 1, 2 and 3 will Executive Produce for Sky1.
A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN series 2 will air on Sky1 HD in autumn 2010.