Celebrity Mastermind coming to SBS

Yesterday SBS announced a second series of Mastermind with 85 episodes in early 2020.

BBC Studios has also been commissioned to produce five x one hour Celebrity Mastermind specials with Jennifer Byrne back at the helm (will Andrew Denton be in the chair?).

BBC Studios ANZ Director of Production, Kylie Washington, said: “We’re delighted that the first series of Mastermind successfully established an early evening ‘smart slot’ for SBS audiences and can’t wait to be back with more. Celebrity Mastermind gives us a chance to build on the success of the brand and invite some of Australia’s smartest household names to bravely step up to the black chair too.”

SBS Commissioning Editor Entertainment and Food, Josh Martin said: “SBS is thrilled to see the return of two new series of Mastermind with quizmaster Jennifer Bryne at the helm. This is a timeless format and the diversity of specialist topics is a joy to watch – not to mention that the play-at-home nature of the series has proven to be an important destination for audiences at 6pm on weeknights. We are particularly excited about Celebrity Mastermind. Which celebrities are willing to be put to the test in the famous black chair? And more importantly, what will be their speciality topics? We can’t wait to find out!”

The Executive Producer for both series will be Lucy De Luca.

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