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Friday Night Dinner Season Six Has Finished Filming, Returns In Spring

Friday Night Dinner Season Six Has Finished Filming, Returns In Spring

Filming has finally finished on season six of Friday Night Dinner, with the show set to air on Channel 4 in the spring.

The news was confirmed to LADbible by a publicist for the show and we were more than excited to hear it.

The show's return was confirmed in early 2019 after rumours circulated that the firm fan favourite might not be back for another season.

Our favourite family are back. Credit: Channel 4
Our favourite family are back. Credit: Channel 4
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Thankfully though, it wasn't the case. Fiona McDermott, head of comedy at Channel 4, said: "We're delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning.

"It's always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we're thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans. We are so pleased to be making a new series with Robert and Big Talk."

People were thrilled that it was back, with filming starting in October 2019.

And it's definitely in good hands - the show's creator Robert Popper produced the BAFTA-winning Peep Show, wrote for season 14 of South Park, and also script-edited a variety of shows including The Inbetweeners, The IT Crowd and Him & Her.

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Taking to Twitter, Popper posted a photograph of the first slate of the new series, with the caption: "And thus we begin..."

Speaking about season six, before filming began, Popper said: "I'm really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6. Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he's joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy. Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can 'Vos' (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, 'de Welson' save the day?"

Since the show started back in 2011, it's cultivated a loyal following, making Friday Night Dinner one of Channel 4's longest running sitcoms. Series five gained the show's highest ratings in some time, beaten only by series one. It also attracted the biggest audience share across all series.

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The Goodmans will return in the spring. Credit: Channel 4
The Goodmans will return in the spring. Credit: Channel 4

Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk Productions, said: "Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it's incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household.

"It's also incredible that Robert has single-handedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We're incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!"

Season six of Friday Night Dinner will be shown on Channel 4 in the spring.

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4

Topics: Friday Night Dinner, TV and Film

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into PR and then the world of music. After a few years working on festivals and events, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]