Shiver has been commissioned by ITV to produce Last Laugh In Vegas (5 x 60′), a series which will see some of the most famous showbiz names from the 60s, 70s and 80s given the chance to fulfil a lifelong dream of putting on a performance in the entertainment capital of the world – Las Vegas.
Cameras will follow eight acts – from the worlds of music, comedy and variety – starting with their UK departure to the moment they step onto the stage in Vegas. They’ll live in a house together, enjoy and explore the Vegas Strip and rehearse together as they prepare for the show at one of the most iconic venues in the city.
Viewers will also be treated to a unique insight into the legends’ vast and varied careers as they look back and talk first-hand about their incredible stories. The culmination will be an hour-long special featuring their performance in Vegas.
The series – one of Shiver’s biggest new commissions for ITV in recent years – will be made out of Shiver’s offices in Salford and Leeds.
Executive Producer Sally Evans, said: “Working with our showbiz heroes and giving them the chance to go on a journey that genuinely means so much to each of them is such an exciting proposition. The entertainment community of Vegas won’t know what’s hit them!”
ITV’s Head of Entertainment Commissioning, Siobhan Greene, said: “Last Laugh In Vegas is the chance for the audience to reconnect with true iconic entertainers, as they get the trip of a lifetime to perform in the show business capital of the world. You won’t believe the names we got, and I am so happy that they, and the audience, will get to see them living their dream.”
Last Laugh In Vegas will be series produced by Stuart Ramsay and series directed by Iain Thompson. Mark Robinson and John Kaye Cooper will executive produce along with Evans.
The series was commissioned for ITV by Head of Entertainment Commissioning Siobhan Greene and Entertainment commissioner Joe Mace.