ITV is going back to the future with a contemporary take on the 1970s staple, the variety show, centre-stage among its autumn schedule.
For One Night Only comesfrom the team behind the Royal Variety Performance and Saturday Live. It promises to combine ‘exciting hosts with top-quality comedy, dazzling speciality acts and massive music stars’.
Each week the show will have two different hosts who will introduce a collection of acts as well as taking part in a ‘glittering showpiece finale’ with all the guests.
ITV said ‘it will feature a must-see mix of international talent, tapping into established stars, alongside cutting-edge newer acts’.
And a star-studded comedy show entitled We Are Most Amused will benefit the Prince’s Trust charity, to celebrate the Prince of Wales’s 60th birthday.
ITV1 said Charles was known for his love of comedy and the one-off night would include new and established comedy acts.
Also coming in autumn is Britannia High, a musical drama set in a UK performing arts school.
The show’s director of choreography Arlene Phillips and theatre producer David Ian devised the idea for the series alongside a team of composers, including Take That’s Gary Barlow.
West End star Connie Fisher will make her TV drama debut in Caught In A Trap, playing a woman obsessed with Elvis Presley.
Old favourites making their return include I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, Harry Hill’s TV Burp and Al Murray as the Pub Landlord.