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E4 Announces Fresh New Digital Commissions

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E4 Spring and Summer schedule packed full of brand-new shows and E4 favourites

E4 is here to make life feel just that little bit easier and more fun, with a range of brand-new digital commissions to run across All 4, YouTube and social media and a linear schedule packed with new series and E4 favourites.

New commissions
We’re easing the disappointment of all those cancelled comedy gigs with a series of comedy shorts from the homes of your favourite comedians with Remote Comedy from The Paddock. We’re talking mental health and mindfulness with the big names in Grime for new online commission, Grime Therapy W/T, and going back to the heart-warming, technology-free basics of letter writing to follow the stories of four extraordinary young people and two well-known faces, with short form online series, Letters in Lockdown.

Navi Lamba, Digital Commissioning Exec for E4 said: “It’s been so brilliant harnessing all the creativity the lockdown has inspired in our indie partners. We’ve commissioned across a number of genres and a mixture of animation and live action, hearing the stories of real people across the country and those of well-known faces in comedy, music and TV and all are tailored to work best for our young audiences across All 4, YouTube and social media.”

The new digital commissions are:

Remote Comedy from The Paddock
Production company:
Blink Industries
TX: 4x15mins, E4 YouTube and social from 9pm on Tuesday 26th May.
Commissioning Editor: Navi Lamba
E4 is easing the disappointment of all those cancelled comedy gigs with a series of original comedy shorts, written and filmed by your favourite comedians whilst in lockdown, in Remote Comedy from The Paddock.

Funny people from across the globe will perform a mix of stand up, sketch, character and musical comedy straight from their homes to yours. Including names like Lolly Adefope, Jamie Demetriou, Claudia O'Doherty, Phil Wang, Cat Cohen, Tash Demetriou, Ellie White, Rosie Jones and Sam Campbell.

Production company:
Mother’s Best Child & TOAD.
TX: 5 x3 mins for All 4, YouTube and social, coming soon.
Commissioning editor: Navi Lamba
Being forced to spend a lot of your time at home and faced with an endless stream of social media and news updates is enough to make anyone feel anxious. But we’re here to help.

Grime Therapy W/T is a brand-new animated series featuring the UK’s leading Grime stars, talking openly about mental health, and how to cope with it. They’ll draw on personal experience and offer science-based techniques and mental tools to help you deal with things like worry, uncertainty, boredom, loneliness, conflict and anger.

Unlike the mindfulness tips out there already, our artists will use their unique flows and beats to deliver these techniques in a way that connects, helps and improves the lives of their fans. In these uncertain times, we want to help you switch off from social media more, sleep better, and feel happier, and these are the people that are going to help you do it.

Production company:
Afro-Mic Productions
TX: 6 x3 mins for All 4, Youtube and social, coming soon.
Commissioning editor: Navi Lamba
As the time apart from loved ones lengthens, what if there was a more meaningful way we could reconnect, whilst miles apart? Not by Whatsapp, Facetime or Zoom, but by taking a cue from our grandparents, with an altogether rarer, more traditional approach - handwritten letters.

In Letters in Lockdown, we hear the incredible stories from across the UK, of four young people and two more well-known faces, who’ve been inspired to hand-write a letter of love, pride or apology to someone who means a lot to them. And what of the recipient? How will they respond to this unexpected gesture arriving not in their inbox, but their letter box?

E4 Linear Schedule Highlights
Over the next month, the E4 linear channel has Celebrity Gogglebox USA, some brand-spanking new animations with Rick and Morty and Harley Quinn, more adventures from Gotham’s female caped crusader in Batwoman, first-look Hollyoaks, and all your favourite episodes of top US comedy.

If that wasn’t enough, this summer we have Big Brother: Best Shows Ever Show, revisiting some of the juiciest, most memorable Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother episodes.


Coming this summer

Big Brother: Best Shows Ever Show, will allow E4 audiences to revisit some of the juiciest, most memorable Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother episodes. Big Brother Icons Davina McCall and Rylan Clark-Neal will introduce each show reflecting on some of their favourite moments and reliving the drama.

Wednesdays at 9pm

The show which sees the sharpest armchair critics share their thoughts on the best of recent telly, is to head across the pond and step into the homes of a selection of familiar celebrity faces. Celebs include Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, Tyra Banks, Rob Lowe and Meghan Trainor.

Thursdays, 10pm

Wubba lubba dub dub! Last year, E4 exclusively aired the first part of Rick and Morty’s fourth season in the UK. Now, it’s back and crazier than before. Created by Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, the Emmy-winning animated comedy series follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The fourth season’s UK broadcast rights form part of a partnership with Adult Swim – the brand behind Rick and Morty.

Thursdays, 10.30pm

In this animated comedy set in the DC Universe, Harley Quinn has finally broken things off once and for all with the Joker and attempts to make it on her own as the criminal Queenpin of Gotham City.  With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom!
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory) voices Harley Quinn and is an executive producer of the series, alongside Justin Halpern & Patrick Schumacker, Dean Lorey, and Sam Register. 

On Thursdays you can catch the very best of US comedy with brand new episodes of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and favourite eps of Young Sheldon.

Mondays and Tuesdays at 7pm

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Continues Sundays at 9pm

Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, the first openly gay superhero. In a city desperate for a saviour, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope.