Following on from the hugely successful PINEAPPLE DANCE STUDIOS, SHOWBUSINESS is SKY1 HD’s performance documentary take on the showbiz industry.

The new series will spread its net over London’s West End, the epicentre of the showbiz world, and feature the most jaw-dropping array of performers around. The series will offer the same joy and sensibility of Pineapple, including many visits back to the famous studio that kicked it all off, but will take things to a supersized level.

Following his introduction on Sky1 HD’s PINEAPPLE DANCE STUDIOS, LOUIE SPENCE has become a star in his own right. This new serieswill follow him on his mission to put on a huge West End review show. He has hired a production office and a theatre rehearsal space from which he will cast the best performance extravaganza London has ever seen.

Many PINEAPPLE favourites will pop up along the way. There will be more from Andrew Stone and his quest for fame with pop outfit Starman, bigger and more spectacular dance routines courtesy of expert choreographer Mark Battershall, Laura Pye will be helping Louie organise the whole show and along the way we will meet a whole new cast of weird and wonderful characters all trying to ‘make it’.

Celia Taylor, Commissioning Editor Factual, Sky1 HD, commented: “We’re going bigger, funnier and even more even more creatively bonkers in our new series. It will be a landmark and unique take on the showbiz industry that cements Sky1 HD as the birthplace and rightful home of performance documentary.”

SHOWBUSINESS will take what viewers have grown to love about PINEAPPLE and ramp it up to another level. The notorious ‘break out’ dance routines will grow in scale and access will be granted to many top performances and events, as the series exposes a world that PINEAPPLE only scratched the surface of.

Jonathan Stadlen, Executive Producer, Pulse Films, commented: “This show will be PINEAPPLE on steroids. We have some of the best characters on TV lined up to appear in this series.  I am really excited about building on the idea of a performance documentary and am thrilled to be working with Sky1 HD to make this series bigger, bolder and funnier. By casting our net wider we will be able to explore the showbiz world in a way that has never been done before.”

SHOWBUSINESS is a Pulse Films production for Sky1 HD. It was commissioned by Celia Taylor for Sky1 HD and will be Executive Produced by Jonathan Stadlen for Pulse Films. The series will broadcast on Sky1 and Sky1 HD in Winter 2010/11.


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