Not Going Out is saved

BBC orders fourth series

The BBC has recommissioned Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out, after cancelling it earlier this year.

Back in March, the corporation decided the primetime Friday-night sitcom had run its course after three series.

But now broadcast chiefs have decided to give it another go – but in a much later 10.35pm slot, and in midweek.

The news comes on the same day Miranda Hart, who stars as the clumsy cleaner in Not Going Out, learned that her self-titled sitcom was also being renewed by the BBC.

The BBC has one last episode of the last series to air, a Christmas special which will be transmitted at 10.45pm next Wednesday. The new series is scheduled for sometime in 2010.

At the time of the cancellation, co-writer Andrew Collins said the ‘sad’ news came as ‘something of a surprise, as we went out with our highest ever audience figure for the last show’.

The show, which also starred Tim Vine, regularly attracted audiences of three to four million.

Published: 15 Dec 2009

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