King Gary. Terri King (Laura Checkley). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions.

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King Gary Christmas special confirmed

BBC One has confirmed that King Gary will return for a Christmas special this December, ahead of a second series in 2021.

British Comedy Guide, 24th November 2020

I Talk Telly Awards 2020 nominations

After Life, Friday Night Dinner, Gavin & Stacey, Ghosts, Home, Inside No. 9, Man Like Mobeen and This Country are amongst the nominees for the I Talk Telly Awards 2020.

British Comedy Guide, 8th November 2020

TV review: King Gary Series 1 Episode 1

Tom Davis's ITV2 sitcom Action Team was a disappointment and suffered from many of the issues King Gary does too, so I can't help but feel that perhaps Davis should return to the improv comedy of Murder In Successville, as he's definitely better at it then he is writing traditional sitcoms.

Alex Finch, Comedy To Watch, 11th January 2020

Meet Gary (Tom Davis), Homeric hero of the London suburbs in this irresistible family sitcom. He's a devoted husband to Terri (the riotously funny Laura Checkley), a disappointment to his dad and definitely still up for "a larf" with the building-site lads. So that's Homeric in the Simpsons sense too, then.

Ellen E. Jones, The Guardian, 10th January 2020

King Gary, review: a soufflé-light suburban sitcom

Here we are smack bang in the most wonderful time of year. Your family and dearest friends all together in one room, huddled round to pick through the delights of Christmas TV. One of the first offerings from the festive schedule was the entirely unfestive comedy pilot King Gary (BBC One), a soufflé-light sitcom following married couple Gary and Terri King (Tom Davis and Laura Checkley) as they try to fit in with their middle-class neighbours.

Helen Chandler-Wilde, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2018

King Gary, BBC1, review

In a weekend dominated by talking bunnies on BBC1, King Gary was a (slightly) more realistic sitcom pilot from Tom Davis and James De Frond, two of the team behind BBC3's addictively silly Murder In Successville.

Jeff Robson, i Newspaper, 23rd December 2018

ITV2's Action Team and cinematic spy spoofs

Is there life left in the action comedy spoof? Matt sees how ITV2's Action Team, starting tonight, measures up...

Matt Edwards, Den Of Geek, 5th March 2018

Detectorists is an utter joy

Detectorists is an absolute televisual treasure. I'm delighted that Series 3 is here.

Sarah Kennedy, The Custard TV, 8th November 2017