Casting Couch

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ITV (ended 1999)

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Casting Couch

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Casting Couch is a celebrity comedy panel game created by Robert Popper and hosted by Mel (Mel Giedroyc) and Sue (Sue Perkins). Mel and Sue are a popular British comedy duo who met as students at Cambridge. After the two women successfully hosted a popular lunchtime show with celebrity chefs, ITV created Casting Couch as a vehicle to showcase their comedic talents as a duo. In each episode, Mel and Sue form two teams under the guidance of team captains Chris Moyles and Tamara Beckwith, with regular guest celebrities Marcus Brigstocke and Kevin Day, and two guest celebrities. The topic is celebrity gossip, and each round pits teams against each other to showcase their knowledge of gossip, bizarre antics and shallow celebrity behavior. Teams use different methods to convey the question, such as charades or word association games, and Mel and Sue use their improv skills and fast-paced banter with the regulars to keep the comedy flowing. Six episodes were broadcast between November and December, 1999, but the series was not renewed.

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  • Casting Couch is a teenager that helps her detective father solve cases, while attending highschool.

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    Casting Couch is a teenager that helps her detective father solve cases, while attending highschool. For the past two years this show has had 2 big mysteries per season - each being solved by the end of the season. This is not like most shows that will string you along for years. On top of this we normally also get a "Mystery of the Week" (MOTW), that gets sloved in that same episode. Each of these MOTW are compelling in their own right.moreless

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