UKTV Original John Bishop: In Conversation With… Renewed


LONDON: UKTV has commissioned two further seasons of the interview show John Bishop: In Conversation With… for the entertainment channel W.

John Bishop: In Conversation With…, produced by Lola Entertainment and distributed by BBC Worldwide, sees Bishop chatting one-on-one with some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, sports and music. The order will see second and third seasons airing on W.

Bishop said, “In Conversation With… was an idea I had for a number of years, based on the classic interview shows of the past, where a show would have only one guest. When we pitched the idea to W, they immediately shared the vision. [Season] one was a great success with such a diverse range of guests, so I cannot wait for [seasons] two and three to start.”

UKTV director of commissioning, Richard Watsham, said, “The first [season] of John Bishop: In Conversation With… was a huge hit and I am delighted to be able to bring it back for another 20 episodes. John is passionate about the show and brings great expertise both on and off screen. I look forward to seeing more fascinating and revealing conversations with a new group of extraordinary individuals.”

Steve North, W’s general manager, added, “John Bishop: In Conversation With… is the perfect fit for W and gave the viewers an eye-opening insight into the lives of their favorite stars. With John at the helm, a brilliant variety of guests and the success of the first series, it’s fantastic that we can continue the journey and welcome a whole host of new guests.”