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The Inbetweeners to return for two specials

29 October 2010 3:22 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Channel 4 announces raft of new comedy shows including new series for Noel Fielding and Chris Addison

The Inbetweeners: should its term be extended?

The Inbetweeners' third series was expected to be the final TV outing for the show, but today Channel 4 confirmed there will be two more specials of the hit sitcom.

Channel 4 has also announced a number of other comedy commissions for digital channel E4, including new shows for Noel Fielding and Chris Addison.

E4's third series of the Bafta-winning Inbetweeners, which came to an end earlier this month, had been tipped as the last time it would be seen on the small screen. But the show will return for two one-off specials after an upcoming feature film.

Two of its stars, Simon Bird and Joe Thomas, will also feature with their comedy partner Jonny Sweet – their sketch group is known as The »

- John Plunkett

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Autumn treats: comedy highlights

1 September 2010 10:35 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Comedy gems to look forward to this autumn - from the return of The Inbetweeners and Peep Show to new sitcom Him & Her, via Chekhov and Chevy Chase

There's a near embarrassment of comedy riches this autumn - with established programmes returning for new series and interesting projects hitting television screens for the first time.

Inbetweeners fans don't have long to wait before the third series comes to E4. After a somewhat slow start, DVD releases, repeats and word of mouth have seen the show establish itself as must-see television – the new series sees Simon Bird and the rest of the boys finishing their final A-level year while dealing with the usual myriad embarrassments of being a wanky 18-year-old. Over on C4, the indefatigable Peep Show returns for a remarkable seventh series in November with the fallout from the birth of Soph and Mark's baby, while the C4 stable also »

- Will Dean

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'Todd Margaret' pilot reshot without Tovey

23 June 2010 8:46 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Cross has revealed that he will reshoot the pilot episode for The Increasingly Poor Decisions Of Todd Margaret without Russell Tovey. Todd Margaret, which centres on an American energy drinks firm employee who is dispatched to work in London, screened on Channel 4's Comedy Showcase strand last year and will return as a series later this year. Cross told Digital Spy of the upcoming comedy: "We have a great cast. Unfortunately, we lost one of the main actors, the guy who played Dave, so we had to recast that and reshoot a lot of it. The cast is great, I've written the other scripts with Shaun (more) »

- By Simon Reynolds

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