London 29th July 2021 – It was announced today that Channel 5 have ordered Avalon to produce a further 15 x 60’ episodes for a fourth series of hit show Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly to include 14 brand new episodes, and a celebrity special.
Series 3 returned to record ratings, averaging over 1.8 million in its Tuesday 8pm slot, an increase of 24% from the previous series, and a reach of 10 million viewers across the run.
Kit Morey, Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, said “With more Brits now owning dogs – thanks to lockdown – I’m thrilled to be working with the excellent team at Avalon to bring back this hugely successful series and I can’t wait to watch Graeme work his animal magic to help a brand new cohort of mischievous canines and their utterly exhausted owners!”
Jamie Isaacs, Executive Producer for Avalon said “Congratulations to Graeme and the team for yet another hit series produced during tricky times. Its great to have a show that pulls in young viewers and we are excited to be growing the brand with Channel 5”.
Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly sees Master Dog Trainer, Graeme Hall, travelling the country helping some of the UK’s most desperate owners take back control of their mischievous mutts with his no nonsense appraisals, easy to follow training techniques and long-lasting fixes. With over 13 years’ experience behind him, his mantra is simple, “Any Dog, Any Age, Any Problem.”
Dogs Behaving (Very) Badly was commissioned by Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor, Factual, Kit Morey. Avalon factual shows include the 2019 Broadcast Award winning, Why Does Everyone Hate the English? (History), Russell Howard & Mum (Comedy Central), Can I Improve My Memory? (Channel 4),Dave Gorman Modern Life is Goodish (UKTV), Al Murray’s Great British Pub Quiz (Discovery) Sugar Free Farm (ITV) and Toddlers Behaving (Very) Badly (Channel 5). Executive producers are Jamie Isaacs and Tim Quicke.
The programme has also been a huge hit internationally, being picked up by a number of major broadcasters worldwide, including Australia’s Seven Network, Germany’s ProSiebenSat.1, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s YLE, Norway’s TV2 and Belgium’s SBS and more recently Canada’s CBC.
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Notes to editors
Avalon is a multi-award-winning talent management, television production and live promotion group with offices in London, Los Angeles and New York.
Avalon, Artist Rights Group (ARG) and The Agency represent a prolific roster of artists including comedians, actors, presenters, writers and directors. Avalon’s numerous ground-breaking returning television shows currently in production include: Not Going Out (BBC), the UK’s longest running sitcom on air; Taskmaster (Channel 4), the BAFTA-winning hit entertainment format showing in 100 countries; multi Emmy-winner, Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO); The Russell Howard Hour (Sky), the network’s most successful entertainment show launch since 2010; Starstruck, a new sitcom from the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award winner Rose Matafeo (HBO Max/BBC); Everything’s Gonna Be Okay, from creator Josh Thomas (Freeform); Breeders, a sitcom starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard (FX/Sky); a new series of the iconic British satirical puppet show, Spitting Image (BritBox UK); and multiple comedy specials for Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Netflix.
Other landmark Avalon shows include BAFTA winning and multi Emmy nominated Catastrophe (Amazon Prime Video/Channel 4), Fantasy Football League (BBC/ITV), multi BAFTA-winning TV Burp (ITV), and Workaholics (Comedy Central USA). Avalon also distributes its catalogue of programmes to over 150 countries worldwide. Avalon has produced many globally successful podcasts and is at the top of the UK iTunes chart with the multi-award-winning Shagged. Married. Annoyed by Chris and Rosie Ramsey.
As a leading promoter of live comedy, Avalon produced Newman and Baddiel: Live at Wembley, the UK’s first arena comedy show; Jerry Springer: The Opera, the first West End show to win all four UK ‘Best New Musical’ awards; and has continued to produce and promote live shows globally, as well as promoting more winners and nominees of the prestigious Edinburgh Comedy Award than any other company.