A new six-part, primetime music TV show is being launched by the BBC this autumn, it's been announced.
Each episode will be 30 minutes long and — according to Music Week — will feature live performances, sketches and interviews.
Independent production company Fulwell 73 (who make James Corden's stuff, among other things, and made Corden a partner earlier this year) has been commissioned to produce the series, while specific details about what the shows might include will be 'unveiled' later in the summer.
Your friend and ours Bob Shennan, director of BBC Radio and BBC Music, said the following words:
“The BBC is the biggest music broadcaster in the UK and we are always looking for new ways to bring music to our audiences. This series will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the biggest and best UK and international bands and artists and we’re looking forward to working with one of the world’s most innovative and creative TV production companies.”
Gabe Turner, who works for the "one of the world's most innovative and creative TV production companies" had this to say about it all:
"We’re delighted to be working with the BBC on such an exciting series. The BBC’s heritage in creating and broadcasting world class music TV is second to none — their classic music shows were a big part of our childhoods growing up as fans devouring everything pop culture. The range of genres and different styles that people are listening to now is more diverse than ever before, and it’s a great time to be making a show that gives a mainstream TV platform to the most exciting stuff out there."
This could go either way but it's a grey Wednesday so let's try and remain positive shall we.