Cineflix, ITV Studios Team for One-Hour Comedy Special

"The Comedy Annual 2010," airing Dec. 22, will be hosted by Phillip Schofield.

TORONTO -- Canadian indie Cineflix Productions has pacted with ITV Studios to produce The Comedy Annual 2010 for ITV1.

The one-hour comedy special, to air Dec. 22 and be hosted by Phillip Schofield, will feature British comics reviewing the most outrageous moments of 2010, and the people behind them.

The ITV1 commission comes as Montreal-based Cineflix's London production arm, Cineflix Production UK, continues to make studio-based entertainment shows in Britain for possible sale as formats into the world market.

Brit comics lined up for the Comedy Annual 2010 show include Jason Manford, John Bishop, Jenny Eclair, Mark Watson and Keith Lemon.

The ITV1 order was made by ITV commissioner of entertainment Claire Zolkwer.

Lee Connolly and Saurabh Kakkar will executive produce the show for ITV Studios and Guy Freeman for Cineflix.

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