ITV2 has commissioned Keith Lemon: Coming In America, from Talkback, part of FremantleMedia UK. The 6×45’ comedy series will air on ITV2 in 2018 and will follow the irrepressible Keith Lemon, as he and some of his best loved sketch show characters, head to L.A. to try to break America.
With a documentary film crew recording his every move, Keith Lemon: Coming In America will chart Keith’s journey as he attempts to realise his ultimate dream of hosting his own US chat show. After all, if James Corden can do it, why not Keith Lemon?
Starring alongside Keith, the brand new series will feature guest stars including Sharon and Jack Osbourne, Spencer Pratt, Emma Bunton, John Barrowman and Gene Simmons with more names to be announced.
Keith Lemon said: “I’m right excited t’ be coming in America. Who knows what might ‘appen. It’s like they say, if you can make it there ya can make it anywhere! Actually that’s New York, I’m going to L.A. Anyway I’ve got me factor 50, it’s gonna be a lot of fun! Me chatting to some hopefully familiar faces (depending who I run into) and there’ll also be a few familiar faces from me sketch show. I wonder if they’ve got urban fox’sss in California?”
Taking some of his favourite sketch alter-egos along for the ride including The Urban Fox, The Big Fat Gypsy Kardashians and David Dickinson as well as introducing some brand new characters, Keith will do whatever it takes to become the next big thing in La-La land.
Leon Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback added: “To make it in Hollywood you need grit, determination, ambition and confidence, all qualities Keith has in abundance. I’m looking forward to following every step of his Stateside journey and wish him all the best on what promises to be an amazing L.A adventure. I just hope he makes it back for the next series of Celebrity Juice.”
Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions said: “Keith Lemon defines entertainment on ITV2 and his latest adventure in the USA is as outrageously funny as anything he’s done for the channel previously. We’re pleased to be adding Keith Lemon: Coming in America to the Channel’s growing roster of original comedy programming in 2018.”
Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Commissioning Editor for Comedy and Entertainment commented: “Unsurprisingly, Keith Lemon has been causing a lot of trouble in the US in his quest to find fame and fortune across the pond. With celebrity cameos and his best loved sketch show characters sampling the LA lifestyle alongside him, Keith’s American dream is not quite what he hoped for. Fortunately we’ve got it all captured on camera for the ITV2 audience.”
Keith Lemon: Coming In America is a Talkback production, commissioned for ITV2 by Paul Mortimer, ITV’s Head of Digital Channels and Acquisitions and Saskia Schuster, ITV’s Commissioning Editor for Entertainment and Comedy. Executive produced by Leon Wilson, Managing Director of Talkback and Navalgazing’s Dan Johnston and Jamie Deeks. Series produced by Arron Ferster. Written by Leigh Francis, Dan Johnston and Jamie Deeks.