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bilky asko5,479 posts since 9 Sep 2006
Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Taskmaster has been commissioned for four more series of ten episodes. The line-up for Series 6 is Alice Levine, Asim Chaudhry, Liza Tarbuck, Russell Howard, and Tim Vine.










I think the line-up is a strong one for Series 6 - I'm just hoping sticking with the 10 episode length won't be a hindrance later on.

The question is, has Dave ever commissioned a series so far in advance?
Inspector Sands13,668 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Great line up as always* one of my favourite shows of the last few years.

Was reading yesterday that James Acaster had let slip he was doing it and had filmed some bits, maybe they're filming series 6 and 7 together like they did a couple of the others


*though as usual it's very Avalon-centric line up, wonder who they have left who is well known and hasn't done it yet... Reckon Lee Mack and Richard Herring will appear at some point too
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Inspector Sands13,668 posts since 25 Aug 2004

Harry Hill?

Unlikely I'd have thought: https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/harry-hill-settles-1million-legal-3909497


To break the chain of "how many Avalon clients can we name", I thought the Champion of Champions specials signalled the end of the series. I'm quite happy to see it's going to run for a lot longer.

Four more series, and then a champion of champions against the champion of the first 5
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Brekkie31,651 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
Good news but 10 episodes a series is too many - 8 was pushing it for the last couple and although 5 was too short for the earlier series better to leave viewers wanting more.

Easily though the best Freeview series outside of the main PSB channels.
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Inspector Sands13,668 posts since 25 Aug 2004
I didn't know about the falling out with Avalon.

Stewart Lee is another comedian who has a bit of a beef with them. When he's appeared on Richard Herrings podcast he's questioned why he's still with them, so much so I think a large section was cut out of one of the podcast recordings
Inspector Sands13,668 posts since 25 Aug 2004
Good news but 10 episodes a series is too many - 8 was pushing it for the last couple and although 5 was too short for the earlier series better to leave viewers wanting more.

Yes I agree, 10 seems too much. They film more tasks than they use so hopefully they won't be tempted to fop with the substandard ones that would normally have been cut

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Easily though the best Freeview series outside of the main PSB channels.

That and Modern Life is Goodish, in fact Dave has had a lot of excellent original commissions in the last few years.

Taskmaster has been the most successful, it's been sold abroad including an American version
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Rex (previously MetalGearRex) 1,540 posts since 11 May 2016
London London
Excellent news. Need to catch up with a few of the previous series at this point.
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Easily though the best Freeview series outside of the main PSB channels.

That and Modern Life is Goodish, in fact Dave has had a lot of excellent original commissions in the last few years.

Taskmaster has been the most successful, it's been sold abroad including an American version

Not only that, but it has represented a change at UKTV - they've invested heavily in original content over the last few years, a turnaround from the BBC repeats network it once was.
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