Channel 4 has ordered a third and fourth series of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, the entertainment chat show, co-produced by Expectation and Gilligan’s production company Momo G.
Mo Gilligan was awarded a BAFTA in the Entertainment Performance category in 2021 for the series and is instrumental in the creative direction of the show which will return with a 8x60' series on Channel 4 later this year.
The series features games, sketches, music and chat with some of the biggest stars from the worlds of entertainment, music and sport. Star guests who have appeared on the show include Riz Ahmed, Jada Pinkett Smith, David Schwimmer, Tyson Fury, Jack Whitehall, David Walliams, Martin Freeman, KSI, Aisling Bea, Steve Coogan and Lily Allen.
Gilligan will also extend his The Lateish Accelerator Programme in collaboration with Channel 4, providing paid production roles within the industry from underrepresented groups.
Mo Gilligan comments: “I’m absolutely thrilled that Channel 4 have given us such an incredible commissioning commitment. The whole team is very proud of Lateish and through this long-term partnership we’ll continue to work hard to make the very best show we can, whilst also creating more opportunities behind camera for those from underrepresented groups.”’
Channel 4’s Phil Harris, Head of Entertainment comments: “Channel 4 is proud to be the home of the most exciting names in comedy entertainment and even as he takes over the world, Mo still maintains his incredible passion for The Lateish Show. This two-series recommission cements our commitment to Mo and his place as a key Channel 4 talent.”
Ben Wicks, Creative Director for Expectation adds: “Friday nights are only really Friday nights when they feature the joyous upbeat high energy of The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan, so it’s great news C4 have committed to a bumper order which will allow for even more ambitious editorial, especially with the show's mastermind Rhe-an Archibald stepping up to exec”.
The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan returns later this year.