Synopsis by Hal Erickson
This British prime-time series was a grown-up version of the many long-running Saturday children's series featuring the team of Ant McPartlin and Declan "Dec" Donnelly. In their usual inimitable fashion, Ant and Dec offered a steady stream of TV parodies and lampoons, among them the recurring mini-sitcom "Beers" (a spoof of Cheers) and the cheeky game show "Challenge Ant." Newer segments included "Cher and Cher Alike," with three Cher wannabes comparing their haircuts. The nighttime series' improved budget enabled Ant and Dec to welcome a number of noteworthy guest performers to the fold. The weekly, hour-long Slap Bang With Ant and Dec made its ITV premiere on May 12, 2001.