Jerk started life as a Comedy Feeds pilot in 2016 (A Brief History Of Tim), before becoming a four-part series on BBC Three in February. The episodes were then repeated on BBC One, helping the show pick up a viewer base.
Jerk is written by Renkow, Stu Richards and Shaun Pye. Renkow stars as a fictional version of himself, with Sharon Rooney playing his indifferent care worker Ruth and Rob Madin as Idris, his employment consultant and friend. Lorraine Bracco, who played Jennifer Melfi in The Sopranos, also appears in the series as Tim's mother.
Talking about playing a character with low morals, he added: "I wanted it to be funny. Nobody wants to watch a sitcom about a brilliant person succeeding. It far funnier to watch a bit of an arsehole struggling."
When approached by TBI and asked to confirm the commission, the BBC declined to comment.
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