Australian broadcaster Network Ten commissioned a local version of “A League of their Own”. Comedian Tommy Little, will be joined by Wimbledon champion Pat Cash and Olympic swimmer Eamon Sullivan for a sport entertainment show like no other. Airing later this year on TEN, the exciting new series will be filmed in Sydney, in front of a live audience, and will feature a spectacular set.
Bringing his quick wit and enthusiasm for all thing sports related to the hosting chair, Tommy Little will oversee team captains Pat Cash and Eamon Sullivan, who will be joined by the crème de la crème of national and international sport stars and a variety of well-known faces from Australian comedy.
The Australian adaptation of BAFTA nominated “A League Of Their Own” will be produced by Freehand Productions with a consultancy by the creator, Red Arrow’s CPL Productions.
Network Ten, Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are very excited about bringing this brand new show to TEN later this year. ‘A League Of Their Own’ offers wonderful talent and a wonderful mix of sport, comedy and stunts. It is a big entertainment show for the whole family, with big stars, big stunts, a big set and big laughs. ‘A League Of Their Own’ is a smash in the UK and we are confident Australian families will embrace our version.”
Tommy Little said: “It’s exciting to finally see the three titans of Australian sport come together to make a show, Pat Cash with his Wimbledon title, Eamon Sullivan with all his Olympic medals and myself with my fourth place ribbon from the year 9 inter school sports!”
Yan He, Senior Vice President Sales Asia Pacific says “Being one of Sky1’s highest rated entertainment commissions, ‘A League Of Their Own’ has been a massive hit for years in the UK. The show is the perfect mix of sports and entertainment and I can’t wait to see its first local adaptation on TEN.”
In the UK, “A League Of Their Own”, one of the highest rated entertainment shows on Sky 1 HD, is currently in its sixth and most successful season with season 7 in production.
A League Of Their Own
Sport is all about rankings. First, second, third. Gold, silver, bronze. Not just rankings and lists like the Premier League table, the Super League table, and the ATP Rankings; but lists that tell us who has scored the most goals, who has taken the most wickets, and most importantly which sports star has had the most plastic surgery?
Now in its sixth season, the hugely popular “A League Of Their Own” features two teams of three – comedians teamed up with sport-loving star guests – who go head–to–head to correctly rank hilarious sporting lists over a number of rounds, building to an enormous physical endgame. “A League Of Their Own” was created by CPL Productions.