Five will not develop or commission any more scripted comedy shows for at least the next 12 months and will instead concentrate on light entertainment and comedy panel shows.
Broadcast understands that the channel already has a number of these types of shows in development.
Controller of comedy Graham Smith recently had his remit extended to include entertainment and is thought to have been tasked with poaching top comedy and presenting talent from other channels to front new shows.
Friday, November 09, 2007
From Jessica Rogers for Broadcast: