Sharon Horgan

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 // 1 Comment

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

Katy Wix Writes Second Book Of Comic Monologues

Katy Wix released her first book of comic monologues for women in 2014. Since then, she has been working on a second volume, which is now available to buy from book stores, with a forward by Sharon Horgan. Wix has been busy writing audition speeches for drama school students at institutions [...]

November 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Onions Bloom at Rose d’Or 2015

The nominations for this year’s Rose d’Or have been announced, and British comedy leads the way. Also known colloquially as the Golden Rose Awards, the Rose d’Or are organised by the European Broadcasting Union and for almost 40 years were synonymous with the Swiss city of [...]

November 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Catastro-pics!

The new series of Catastrophe stars on Channel 4 this week, and we’ve got a selection of images from the new run to share with you. The internationally acclaimed first series featured Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as a pair of random strangers who have a fling and accidentally wind up [...]

October 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hear the Herring with Aisling Bea

Aisling Bea is one of the confirmed guests on the next run of Richard Herring’s Leicester Square Theatre Podcast. The long running series is now legendary in the annals of internet comedy, and features the delightful Mr Herring chatting with some of the biggest names in comedy. Each edition [...]

September 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #32

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the latest news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… HERE COMES THE SUN TRAP Wednesday, 10:45pm, BBC ONE This week sees the launch of Sun Trap, the new BBC [...]

May 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

New US Series For Horgan

American comedy Divorce, developed by Sharon Horgan, has been picked up for a full series by HBO. The show stars Sarah Jessica Parker as a woman who begins to reassess her life and her marriage, but finds that making a clean break and a fresh start is harder than she thought. HBO has [...]

May 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #23

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the least news, and see what’s so hot right now THIS WEEK below… ON THE TELLY AND RADIO THIS WEEK We won’t lie to you: as weeks go, this one is absolutely huge [...]

March 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #19

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now take a look below. POMPIDOU BEGINS… This week sees Matt Lucas new show Pompidou, co starring Alex [...]

February 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

So Hot Right Now #18

Welcome to The Velvet Onion – the central hub for an interconnected range of alternative comedy and more. Click through for the LATEST NEWS, and see what’s so hot right now take a look below. COME ON IN… Monday evening puts out the Welcome mat for the long awaited second series of House [...]

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

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