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No More Episodes Of Friday Night Dinner Are Currently Planned

Tom Wood

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No More Episodes Of Friday Night Dinner Are Currently Planned

Featured Image Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk

Bad news for fans of Friday Night Dinner, as producers have revealed there are currently no further episodes or series planned.

It could be that we've seen the last of the Goodman family and their mates.

Well, not exactly. There is an hour-and-a-half-long documentary starring everyone from the show, that will air on Channel 4, but that will be it.

In fact, Channel 4 will be dedicating a full evening of programming to the popular sitcom in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the show.

In that documentary, stars Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap will discuss their experiences and anecdotes from the past decade, as well as showing off exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and outtakes.

Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk
Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk

However, if it's new episodes or series you're after, that idea has been shut down for the time being.

Speaking to Deadline earlier in the week, executive producer Kenton Allen from the programme's maker Big Talk said that it's likely not happening.

Allen said: "I don't think [show creator] Robert [Popper] wants to write a series where they bring their wives and children around.

"Never say never, but I suspect that's probably it for the time being. You never know. For the time being, we're not planning to make any more Friday Night Dinner."

Well, perhaps they'll bring it back for one-off specials, like shows such as The Vicar of Dibley and Gavin and Stacey have done recently.

Either way, there's the 90 minute long documentary to get through first.

Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk
Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk

The show will also feature supporting stars such as Tracy-Ann Oberman, Rosie Cavaliero, Matthew Holness and Kiell Smith-Bynoe.

They will also be joined by celebrity fans such as Claudia Winkleman, Lou Sanders, Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Saoirse-Monica Jackson.

Creator Robert Popper said: "I'm delighted that the cast and crew's amazing work is being recognised in this documentary - unless, of course, everything in it is entirely negative."

Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk
Credit: Channel 4/Big Talk

Channel 4's head of comedy Fiona McDermott, added: "Over the past ten years Friday Night Dinner has become a critically-acclaimed, ratings and award-winning smash hit, with viewers loving our dysfunctional family as much as we do.

"We're looking forward to spending an evening giving them the celebration they deserve."

The show launched back in 2011, and has run for six series and 37 episodes.

The last season saw an average of 3.9 million people tuning in, and it is the second biggest show on Channel 4's streaming platform All 4, according to the average number of views for each episode.

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, UK Entertainment

Tom Wood
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