New Series Starting Soon

This is a list of the new British comedy series and specials scheduled to broadcast shortly. As most networks only finalise their schedules two weeks in advance, there may be some new series missing from this list - see the tabs above for what else is on the way later.

Tuesday
11th August

on BBC3
The Totally Senseless Gameshow

TV ComedyThe Totally Senseless Gameshow

One-off show for BBC Three's disability season. Martin Dougan hosts a humorous, tongue in cheek mock gameshow.

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Thursday
13th August

on C4
Very British Problems

TV ComedyVery British Problems

TV series based on the @SoVeryBritish Twitter account. Just why is it so hard being British? Because we have Very British Problems.

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Friday
14th August

on BBC1
Mountain Goats

TV ComedyMountain Goats

Studio audience sitcom about a ragtag family of Mountain Rescue volunteers.

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Wednesday
19th August

on BBC3
Top Coppers

TV ComedyTop Coppers

Action comedy spoofing police detective shows. John Kearns and Steen Raskopoulos star as Mick Rust and John Mahogany.

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More Comedy On The Way

The following comedies are also scheduled to start soon - but we don't know quite when yet.

August
on CBBC
Hank Zipzer

TV ComedyHank Zipzer

Childrens comedy inspired by the book series 'Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever'. This TV show stars Henry Winkler.

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Thursday
10th September

on BBC2
Mock The Week

TV ComedyMock The Week

Topical panel show taking a satirical look at the week's news. Hosted by Dara O Briain with regulars Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons.

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September
on E4
Bad Robots

TV ComedyBad Robots

Hidden camera show in which electronic machines are rigged up to prank unsuspecting members of the public.

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Crackanory - Series 3

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Robert Lindsay sitcom

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Hank Zipzer Series 3

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Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang interview

Kunt And The Gang - the musical comedy act delivers 'songs of questionable taste' - talks about his career. Read

You're Back In The Room

You're Back In The Room

Phillip Schofield will return to ITV with four new episodes of comedy game show You're Back In The Room. Read

The Naked Stand-Up

The Naked Stand-Up

Glory Pearl explains why she will be performing her Edinburgh Fringe shows totally naked. Read

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image to return?

Spitting Image producer John Lloyd says he wants to bring back the satirical puppet format, maybe as an online show. Read

Reading & Leeds preview

Reading & Leeds preview

Milton Jones, Katherine Ryan and Seann Walsh, amongst the many comedians at Reading and Leeds festivals. Read

Bluestone 42 ends

Bluestone 42 ends

The writers of the army-based BBC Three comedy Bluestone 42 have confirmed that the sitcom has ended. Read

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely back on Radio 4

Absolutely, the comedy sketch group who starred in their own Channel 4 show, are making a series for Radio 4. Read

Who has the best poster?

Who has the best poster?

You can vote for which of this year's Edinburgh shows has the best poster. The winning show will get cash. Read

Big School ends

Big School ends

Big School, the sitcom created by David Walliams, has ended. The star is now working on a sketch show. Read

Do The Right Thing

Do The Right Thing

The hit comedy panel show podcast is back for a fifth series, with guests including Katherine Ryan. Listen