Sharon Horgan

Podcast Highlights

So many podcasts, so little time. Here’s a handy list of British podcast episodes that feature the people we cover at TVO. The Comedian’s Comedian In this long-running podcast, stand-up comedian Stuart Goldsmith interviews fellow stand-ups about how and why they do comedy. Things [...]

April 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Horgan Voices Adventure Time

While we eagerly count down the days until the new series of Catastrophe, word has reached us from our US cousins that Sharon Horgan‘s Irish lilt has graced the new series of our favourite cartoon, Adventure Time! Season 8 started airing in the US on 23rd January, with the episodes [...]

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

Catastrophe Returns Later This Month

Series 3 of Catastrophe, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s sitcom about a dysfunctional couple thrown together by an unplanned pregnancy, returns to our screens on Tuesday 28th February. The first two series have been hugely successful, in terms of critical acclaim, awards quotas and viewing [...]

February 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

Carrie Fisher – 1956-2016

The Velvet Onion is sad to report the death of actress Carrie Fisher at the age of 60, and we join the countless millions around the world who will remember her talent for many years to come. Best known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the [...]

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

Yanking (Again)

4 whole years ago we wrote about  the ABC network in America buying the rights to the UK comedy series, Pulling; however, sadly it never got beyond a pilot. Now the US is having another crack at adapting Sharon Horgan’s mid-00’s comedy. The NBC network is developing its own version, [...]

November 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Spooky Onions: TVO Favourites at Halloween

Ghosts and ghouls are on the prowl this weekend, as Halloween approaches on Monday evening, and everyone gets to play ‘Count The Harley Quinn Costumes’ in their nightclub of choice. Yes, it’s time for some grisly fancy dress, far too many sweets, and some kick-arse horror movies [...]

October 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Bad Sugar in America

Abandoned Channel 4 comedy pilot Bad Sugar has been picked up by American TV network Fox, with Sharon Horgan on board as a producer. Back in 2012, Channel 4 aired Bad Sugar – a comedy pilot spoofing telenova-style melodramas. It centred around a wealthy, highly dysfunctional family, [...]

October 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Divorce Commences

Sharon Horgan‘s long awaited US series Divorce, debuts tonight on Sky Atlantic in the UK, days after its US premiere. Not content with wowing audiences on this side of the pond with her creations Motherland and Catastrophe, both set to return with new episodes in 2017, Horgan has – [...]

October 11, 2016 // 0 Comments

Motherland lands a series

Motherland – the highly acclaimed one off comedy from the pens of Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan – will be returning for a full series on BBC Two next year. Following huge ratings for the pilot episode, shown recently to great acclaim, the sitcom about [...]

October 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

Morgan in Motherland

Diane Morgan is set to star in Motherland, a new comedy pilot from a powerhouse writing team – Sharon Horgan, Holly Walsh, Graham Linehan and Helen Linehan. BBC Two describes Motherland as “a show all about navigating the trials and traumas of middle-class motherhood, looking at [...]

August 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Comedy From Horgan and Kelly

Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, the creators of Pulling, have reunited to write The Circuit for Channel 4. The sitcom pilot stars Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) as a couple who reluctantly attend what turns out to be a nightmare dinner party. Here’s the premise [...]

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Catastrophe 3 & 4 Confirmed

Two further series of Catastrophe, the sitcom by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, have been commissioned by Channel 4. The third six-part series will go into production in November and will air in 2017; the fourth series will follow after that (timings tbc). The popular [...]

July 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

Take A Look At Horgan’s Divorce

The trailer for Divorce, the new HBO series created by Sharon Horgan, has just been released. Just over a year ago we confirmed that a full series of Divorce had been commissioned off the back of pilot, with Sarah Jessica-Parker to play the lead role. The series will consist of ten half hour [...]

June 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Catastrophe To Be Remade For French Canada

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s critically-acclaimed sitcom Catastrophe is to be remade in French. The remake will star Julie Perreault in Sharon’s role (who will be called Audrey in this version) and Rossif Sutherland in Rob’s role (here called Frank). Frank is an American [...]

June 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Branded Merman

Katy Brand has become the latest high profile name to join Merman: the production company set up by Sharon Horgan and producer Clelia Mountford. The company was founded in 2014 after Horgan and Mountford met working on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The company has already [...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Crafty Baftas

Sharon Horgan and Laurie Rose were amongst the winners at this weekend’s BAFTA TV Craft awards. Horgan won the award for ‘Writer – Comedy’ alongside her regular collaborator Rob Delaney for their work on the magnificent Catastrophe, for which the awards – quite [...]

April 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

Victoria Wood CBE – 1953-2016

The Velvet Onion would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Victoria Wood CBE, who passed away today. Hailing from the Prestwich area of Bury in the North West of England, Victoria Wood started her career appearing on tv talent show New Faces in 1974, and became a [...]

April 20, 2016 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Crackanory Thursday, 10:00pm, Dave The adult storytime fun returns for a third series all week, with stories read by Richard Ayoade, Morgana Robinson and lots of other big name stars. Story writers include Tony Way, Kevin Eldon, Alex [...]

December 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now: On TV This Week

Here’s what’s coming up over the next 7 days. Toast of London Wednesdays, 10:30pm, Channel Four Matt Berry returns as the larger than life Steven Toast, in the sitcom he writes with Arthur Matthews (Father Ted, Big Train). As ever, Harry Peacock, Doon Mackichan, Tracy Oberman, Tim [...]

November 30, 2015 // 0 Comments