14 Apr 2017
Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule has been recommissioned by ITV for a second series to air on the channel next year.
The current series finishes this week and has been generating weekly average audiences of over 4 million viewers*.
The comedy panel show has seen Harry Hill preside over two teams tasked with saving planet earth from alien invasion!
Guests in the first series have included Kathy Burke, Joe Lycett, Lorraine Kelly, Josh Widdicombe, Nish Kumar, Des O’Connor and Raleigh Ritchie. Highlights have been Des O’Connor playing ‘chipolata or sausage’, local news round up, the Coventry Market sing-a-long and of course the occasional appearance of Alan the Alien.
Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule was commissioned by Comedy Commissioning Editor Saskia Schuster and Head of Comedy Entertainment Peter Davey. Produced by Nit Television, the joint venture between Harry Hill and CPL Productions, with Mob Dar, Murray Boland, Danielle Lux and Harry Hill, executive producing.
Harry Hill said “I’m thrilled to hear it’s coming back! It was a lot of fun to make and judging by the fact that no aliens have invaded this year, it’s clearly working.”
Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Comedy Commissioner added “We’re really looking forward to finding out what Harry has in store in the next series to save earth from an alien invasion. It can only get sillier.”
Mob Dar, Executive Producer said “Harry and the team are over the moon ITV want more Alien Fun Capsule. We’ve checked his availability, and crucially, it’s a thumbs up from Alan the Alien, too!”.1
*Thursday episode and repeat showing consolidated.