Brand new Dwarf
At the annual Red Dwarf convention (Dimension Jump) today, Robert Llewellyn - aka Kryten - posted an update on his Twitter account stating that following the successful mini-series earlier this year (2009), a 10th series of Red Dwarf has been commissioned. It will be recorded in 2010. No further details are available at present. We'll bring you more when we get it.
Teenage comedy-drama My Mad Fat Diary, about a 16-year-old with weight and mental health problems, will return for a third series.
E4 has today announced that it has commissioned a further two series of its comedy panel show Virtually Famous, focusing on the world of internet celebrity.
The BBC has announced its Christmas comedy offerings. Amongst the shows is the end of hit sitcom Miranda and the documentary Rik Mayall: Lord Of Misrule.
Voting for the British Comedy Awards 2014 King or Queen category has launched. Pick from Jo Brand, Greg Davies, Lee Mack, David Mitchell, Graham Norton and Jack Whitehall.
The comedy troupe So On & So Forth have been given their own BBC Radio 4 sketch show series.
Lee Evans, one of the UK's best known stand-up comedians, has unexpectedly announced that he is going to retire from comedy at the end of the month.