Finally, Channel 4 have announced that their hit sitcom Friday Night Dinner will be returning for a sixth series in 2020.
The critically-acclaimed and multi-award winning comedy will see Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal return as the Goodman Family and it has also been confirmed that Mark Heap will be back as neighbour Jim.
Filming will begin on the new six-part series later this year, making it one of Channel 4’s longest running sitcoms, with series five achieving the second highest ratings for the show so far, beaten only by series one. It also attracted the biggest audience share across all series.
Once again the series will be written and produced by Robert Popper, who 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?”
Executive Producer and CEO of Big Talk Productions, Kenton Allen 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 singlehandedly 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!"
Whilst Channel 4's Head of Comedy Fiona McDermott added “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.”
Friday Night Dinner returns in 2020 on Channel 4