Sky Revives ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ With Greg Davies As Host

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14 Jul 21

Sky Revives ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ With Greg Davies As Host

Sky has revived Never Mind the Buzzcocks, the iconic pop culture panel show, which is set to return exclusively to Sky and NOW as a Sky Original.

The renowned music-themed comedy show will return to our screens as an 8-episode series, plus a one-off Christmas special, with brand new host Greg Davies (‘Taskmaster’, ‘Man Down’). Returning to the show, Noel Fielding (‘The Mighty Boosh’, ‘The Great British Bake Off’) will be a team captain opposite Daisy May Cooper (‘This Country’), with Jamali Maddix (‘Hate Thy Neighbour’) featuring as a regular guest.

“I have always loved Never Mind the Buzzcocks and am thrilled to be the new host on Sky,” commented Davies. “We have brilliant comedic talent on the team and plenty of exciting musical guests will be joining us. All that being said, I’m so sure that no one reads these press quotes in their entirety that I’m going to finish by listing types of bread: rye, sourdough, sliced white. Oh, and cob.”

Each week, these regulars will be joined by a roster of top music and comedy stars to compete against each other. Viewers can expect the unpredictability of the original series, with some of the best known and loved rounds remaining, alongside some new surprises thrown in along the way.

“Buzzcocks is one of those truly iconic shows and to be bringing it back with Greg Davies at the helm, alongside Daisy May Cooper, Noel Fielding and Jamali Maddix is a buzz and a treat for lovers of tuneless humming everywhere,” adds Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment for Sky, Phil Edgar-Jones.

‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ was commissioned by Zai Bennett, Managing Director of Content at Sky and Phil Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts and Entertainment at Sky. Shirley Jones is the Commissioning Editor. The series is produced by Talkback (a Fremantle label) and Executive Produced by Kate Edmunds and Jonno Richards, Managing Director of Talkback. The Series Producer is Jordan Read. Fremantle holds the global format rights.

“We’re over the moon that Sky have made the very wise decision to reboot our beloved Buzzcocks. Musicians, stand down, we hear your deafening cries for some long-overdue attention,” said Director of Programmes for Talkback, Kate Edmunds. “The outrageously talented Greg, Daisy, Noel and Jamali are more than happy to oblige.”

Never Mind the Buzzcocks‘ Season 1 will premiere in Autumn 2021 on Sky and streaming service NOW.