Russell Tovey sitcom, post-watershed dramedy for ITV
Published Apr 26 2012, 12:20 BST | By Daniel Sperling
ITV has commissioned two new comedy series.
The channel announced that it has ordered six episodes of both primetime sitcom The Job Lot
and post-watershed dramedy Great Night Out
The Job Lot
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takes place in a job centre and stars Russell Tovey
's Sarah Hadland. It was commissioned following a successful pilot
produced by Rev
's Hannah Pescod and directed by Richard Laxton of Him & Her
Executive producer Kenton Allen said: "The moment I read the script I immediately thought The Job Lot
was a comedy idea that captured the spirit of these times and could be the answer to ITV's ambitions to reignite primetime comedy on ITV1.
"We are all delighted with the pilot and can't wait for audiences to get to know the brilliant characters that lurk within Brownall Job Centre."Great Night Out
centres on four male friends in their mid-30s (Waterloo Road
's Will Ash, Misfits
star Craig Parkinson, Lee Boardman and Stephen Walters) who have a weekly boys' meeting.
The series was written and created by Mark Bussell and Justin Sbresni of The Worst Week of My Life
. The Job Lot
is scheduled to air in 2013, while filming of Great Night Out
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