Second series for Citizen Khan

Seven more episodes for BBC One

The BBC has ordered a second series of Citizen Khan.

Another seven half-hour episodes of the show – about a self-appointed Asian community leader – will air next year.

Adil Ray’s show has attracted complaints for its portrayal of a Muslim family – but was more widely criticised for its dated comedy.

Nonetheless, the first five episodes have averaged an overnight audience of 2.67 million, which is slightly down on the average for its 10.35pm slot.

According to trade magazine Broadcast, BBC One controller Danny Cohen has yet to decide whether to promote the sitcom into primetime, in the same way Mrs Brown’s Boys was.

The commission comes before the first series has ended its broadcast run, with one more episode to air next week.

The new series will be filmed on location in Birmingham and in front of a studio audience in Salford.

Published: 27 Sep 2012

Today's comedy-on demand picks

AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE OFFICE:

Hosted by actor Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone in the US version of the Office, this new podcast gives a full account of the massive hit, starting with its origins when American producer Ben Silverman met Ricky Gervais at a Starbucks in Soho about adapting the popular workplace mockumentary.

The series will feature interviews with Steve Carell, John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, Stephen Merchant, Angela Kinsey and Jenna Fischer.

Click for more suggestions
... including Hannah Gadsby giving an in-depth podcast interview and Tim Minchin taking part in a Matilda listening party.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.