BBC Three commission first for STV Productions

THE production arm of STV has received its first commission from BBC Three.

The commission is for a pilot panel show, ‘Fake Reaction’, which will see six celebrities trying to fake their reactions to what are being described as “unusual situations”.

The pilot is to be hosted by radio and TV broadcaster, Matt Edmondson, and made in Glasgow.

Says a statement issued by STV: “‘Fake Reaction’ was ordered by Zai Bennett, controller, BBC Three and Alan Tyler, executive editor, Entertainment Commissioning.”

Exec producing for STV Productions is Gary Chippington, its head of head of entertainment. Series producer is Paul McGettigan, whose credits include The Sarah Millican Television Programme, Frank Skinner’s Opinionated, The Bubble and Room 101).

Adds STV: “STV Productions developed the ‘Fake Reaction’ format with LA-based production company, Kinetic Content, with whom they have an established partnership. Fake Reaction is based partly on a Fuji TV game show format.”

The pilot show is being filmed at BBC Scotland studios along from the STV HQ and there are no plans to screen it.