CPL’s A League of Their Own: Mexican Road Trip to premiere on 21st May

14 May 2024

Sky Max and streaming service NOW have confirmed that a brand-new Sky Original series of A League of Their Own Road Trip will hit screens on Tuesday 21 May and this time, the gang are in exhilarating Mexico!

Returning for what will be its eighth season, with episodes set to drop weekly, audiences will hit the road with team captains Jamie Redknapp and Jill Scott, alongside Micah Richards, Mo Gilligan and Maisie Adam, as they explore what Mexico has to offer, as well as take on a number of epic and fun sporting challenges along the way.

Set to be a thrill-ride across the country, the cast will gamely take on activities and challenges – with hilarious results – including joining the world-famous Day of the Dead parade, shooting penalties in front of sixty thousand passionate football fans at CD Guadalajara, fighting fair at a unique Lucha Libre wrestling event, scuba-diving with sea lions, and much, much more.

When the results are finally in, audiences will see the ‘loser’ take part in a terrifying forfeit – a giant bungee swing across the desert canyon.

A League of Their Own: Mexican Road Trip was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content for Sky UK and Ireland and Phil Edgar-Jones, Director, Sky Arts and Entertainment. The Commissioning Editor for Sky UK is Barbara Lee and the Executive Producers for CPL Productions, a Seven.One Studios company, are Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and David Taylor.

A League of Their Own: Mexican Road Trip airs weekly on Sky Max and streaming service NOW from Tuesday 21 May.

Rob & Romesh Vs takes home RTS Award

27 March 2024

CPL Productions, ‘s hit series Rob & Romesh Vs., produced for Sky Max, has picked up the award for comedy entertainment at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards.

The series stars, comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, are also nominated in the entertainment performance category.

The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the British television community. Each year awards recognise excellence across the entire range of programme making and broadcasting skills. The winners will be announced via ceremony in London on Tuesday, March 26 hosted by Tom Allen.

CPL Productions lands three BAFTA nominations

21 Mar 2024

Award-winning production company CPL Productions has been nominated for a total three BAFTA Awards.

Ratings phenomenon Married at First Sight: UK, produced for E4, is nominated in the reality category. Hit Sky series Rob & Romesh Vs. has landed two nominations, for comedy entertainment programme and entertainment performance.

The BAFTA’s are the British television’s highest honours. This year’s juries saw more than 500 voters spend 127 hours participating in 43 juries to decide the nominations. The BAFTA Television awards will take place on Sunday 12 May and will be broadcast on BBC One and iPlayer.

Rob & Romesh Vs lands RTS Award nod

10 March 2024

CPL Productions, ‘s hit series Rob & Romesh Vs., produced for Sky Max, has been nominated for the award for comedy entertainment at this year’s Royal Television Society (RTS) Awards.

The series stars, comedians Rob Beckett and Romesh Ranganathan, are also nominated in the entertainment performance category.

The RTS Awards are the gold standard of achievement in the British television community. Each year awards recognise excellence across the entire range of programme making and broadcasting skills. The winners will be announced via ceremony in London on Tuesday, March 26 hosted by Tom Allen.

Donna Gomes joins CPL as Head of Legal and Business Affairs

21 Feb 24

CPL Productions today announces that Donna Gomes has joined the Senior Leadership Team as Head of Legal and Business Affairs.

She joins CPL from Mothership Productions, where she was Director of Commercial and Business Affairs and part of the team who launched Kelly Webb-Lamb’s indie. Whilst there she was responsible for a range of commissions and deals.

Prior to this Donna led various Legal and Business Affairs teams across BBC and BBC Studios, including The Natural History Unit. With a particular love of commercial deal making, Donna has led and closed key deals with national and international partners, including Disney+, Warner Bros Discovery, National Geographic, S4C, Eos, and C4. Donna is known for shaping a range of novel and unprecedented co-productions, collaborations, creative partnerships and talent deals.

She will report in to CPL’s Commercial Director, Janet Oakes.

Managing Director, Danielle Lux, said “We are thrilled that Donna has joined us. The range of her experience as well as her drive for perfection and her upbeat personality make her a perfect fit for CPL”.

Love is in the air as Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland confirm series 4 of 90 Day Fiancé UK from CPL

4 Feb 24

Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland has commissioned a new series of the global franchise 90 Day Fiancé – produced by CPL Productions. Series 4 of 90 Day Fiancé UK, one of the top performing shows on discovery+, will drop on the streaming service in summer 2025.

Fans of the franchise can also look forward to more Tell All specials, which bring the couples back to the screen for exclusive updates on their lives as they get together for the first time in person. Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland has announced the commission of specials for both 90 Day Fiancé UK series 3 and 4.

Both 90 Day Fiancé UK and the Tell All special are produced by CPL Productions. Following the launch of its UK spin-off in 2022, the global format has been met with nothing but love from its fans both at home and abroad. In 2023, 90 Day Fiancé UK was one of the top entertainment titles in EMEA for discovery+ subscriber acquisition.

The second season of 90 Day Fiancé UK maintained the format’s position in the UK & Ireland as the leading discovery+ entertainment show. The franchise has seen an almost 30% season-on-season growth in subscriber acquisition to the streaming platform.

As fans get ready for the exciting launch of 90 Day Fiancé UK Series 3, which drops on discovery+ this summer, 90 Day Fiancé UK Series 4 promises another extraordinary cast of characters, each taking a leap of faith to pursue a relationship where the odds are truly stacked against them. Viewers will follow eight Brits and their long-distance lovers as they navigate the complexities of love and commitment over 90 intense days.

In addition to the series, the hugely popular 90 Day Fiancé UK Tell All, was the most-watched episode on discovery+ during its first month on the service.

Clare Laycock, SVP Head of Content, Networks & Streaming at WBD UK & Ireland, said: “We’re so excited to have greenlit a fourth season of fan-favourite 90 Day Fiancé UK – and to announce it on Valentines Day! The relatability and authenticity of our 90 Day couples and their struggles with long-distance love are what make the show so very watchable, with real life high stakes drama throughout. CPL has done an incredible job translating the US-born format to the UK, ensuring fans of the franchise remain deeply loyal to the show, coming back to watch the much-anticipated reunions in the Tell All specials, diving deep into the happy – and not-so-happy – ever afters.”

The series were ordered by Clare Laycock and commissioned by Charlotte Reid. Deirdre Dowling is the commissioning editor of Warner Bros. Discovery and executive producers for CPL are Murray Boland, Dermot Caulfield, Danielle Lux and Emma Jones.

MAFS: UK lands Broadcast Award nomination

5 Dec 2024

Following a record-breaking season eight run, Married at First Sight: UK has been nominated for best multiplatform programme at the Broadcast Awards 2024.

The Broadcast Awards celebrate the best in British TV channels and content, and are a the chance to reward and recognise the best programmes, channels and talent within the UK’s television industry. Winners will be announced during a ceremony held on the evening of 8 February 2024, at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London.

Married at First Sight UK is produced by CPL Productions, based on a format from Snowman Productions; Married at First Sight is distributed internationally by Red Arrow Studios International.

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane Austen wins award for Best Radio sitcom once again

12 Feb 2024

  • The final series of Ghosts won both Comedy Of The Year and Best Returning TV Sitcom in the 2023 Comedy.co.uk Awards
  • Queen Of Oz, Taskmaster, Horrible Histories, Would I Lie To You? and Good Omens were the other TV winners
  • Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen?, Dead Ringers, The Unbelievable Truth and You’re Dead To Me won in the radio categories

The winners of the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2023 have been announced, recognising the best television and radio of the last calendar year.

Two rounds of public voting throughout January saw the 351 new productions to air during the year whittled down to a shortlist of six in each of ten categories, with voters also asked to pick a single favourite Comedy Of The Year.

In their 18th year, the award winners this year are lead by the final series of BBC One sitcom Ghosts, which picks up both Best Returning TV Sitcom – for a third year running – and the overall Comedy Of The Year.

Catherine Tate’s British-Australian BBC comedy Queen Of Oz, following a disgraced member of the Royal Family who is sent Down Under, was voted Best New TV Sitcom.

Elsewhere, Taskmaster takes the title of Best TV Entertainment Show for a seventh time and Would I Lie To You? wins Best TV Panel Show for a seventh year running – its eleventh in total.

There were also prizes for Good Omens, Whatever Happened To Baby Jane Austen? (starring French & Saunders), The Unbelievable Truth and You’re Dead To Me.

Channel 4 commissions Married at First Sight UK reunion special

22 Nov 2023

Channel 4 in the UK has commissioned a new Married at First Sight UK reunion special, produced by CPL Productions, following the finale last week of the show’s record rating season eight run.

The special will see some of season eight’s brides and grooms attend a dinner party in the English countryside. The special is set to air in 2024.

Married at First Sight UK is produced by CPL Productions based on an original format by Snowman Productions; Married at First Sight is distributed globally by Red Arrow Studios International.

Red Arrow Studios International lands Rose d’Or nominations

06 Nov 2023

Nominees for the prestigious 62nd annual Rose d’Or awards were announced today, with hit Red Arrow formats Married at First Sight UKHold the Front Page both shortlisted.

Married at First Sight UK, produced by CPL Productions for Channel 4’s E4, is nominated in the reality and factual entertainment category for the second time. The series made a successful return to E4 for its eighth season earlier this Fall.

Hold the Front Page, also produced by CPL Productions for Sky, is nominated for comedy entertainment. The fun, factual entertainment format stars British comedians Nish Kumar and Josh Widdicombe in the UK – it was recently nominated for a Realscreen Award.

Married at First Sight and Hold the Front Page are both distributed internationally by Red Arrow Studios International.

Selected from over 700 entries across 13 categories. These finalists were voted for by a jury of over 100 broadcast executives, distributors and producers, from across the international television industry.

This year Rose d’Or awards will be presented in an award ceremony on November 27, at King’s Place in London.

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