Channel 4 commissions a second series of SuperScrimpers

by Lynn Connolly

Channel 4 Features has announced that it has commissioned Remarkable Television, an Endemol Company to produce a second series of SuperScrimpers.

Extended to a 60-minute programme, the new series will launch with a Christmas special, followed by the second series broadcasting on Channel 4 early next year.

The SuperScrimper Army returns, armed with enough money-saving top tips to banish those January financial blues for good. They’ll be revealing how to save money on everything from entertaining the children to the weekly food shop.

Plus a practical new strand will give handy tricks of the trade on everything from car maintenance to central heating, helping viewers spend less on calling out the professionals…

Britain’s superspending families will undertake the £50 Family Challenge. Rather than splashing the cash, they’ll have to get clever with it – whether it’s a weekly shop for a big family or a week’s holiday, they’ll find out there’s nothing you can’t achieve on a SuperScrimper budget of £50.

Financial Times columnist Mrs Moneypenny is back too – and this time she’s visiting the four corners of the UK, using her financial savvy and insider knowledge to help the great British public be cleverer with their cash.

The show will be accompanied by a comprehensive website, stuffed with tips, deals and ideas to help viewers save money. The last series generated over 620,000 page views, with viewers sharing over 1,000 money-saving tips.

Commissioning Editor, Katie Boyd said; “SuperScrimpers is part of Channel 4 Features commitment to helping our viewers live better lives. In these straightened times, it’s a series that simply should be on air, and at last, a money programme that’s entertaining!”

Colette Foster, Managing Director for Remarkable Television, added: “We are delighted a second series of SuperScrimpers is returning to Channel 4. In a recession hit Britain there has never been a better time to offer invaluable money saving advice in an entertaining way and engaging way. ”

SuperScrimpers is produced by Remarkable Television, an Endemol company and will be executive produced by Catherine Welton.

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Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, I'm A Celeb and Big Brother.