New British comedy TV coming in 2024

Here are 24 new British comedy TV formats we can all look forward to seeing in 2024...

Battle In The Box

Jimmy Carr. Credit: Matt Holyoak

This new series coming to Dave will see pairs of comics battle it out for "pride, prizes and most importantly floorspace" in this comedy entertainment and reality hybrid in which contestants must spend 24 hours together in a box. The eight-episode series, based on a hit Korean television format, will be hosted by Jimmy Carr. Guide

Big Mood

Big Mood. Image shows left to right: Maggie (Nicola Coughlan), Eddie (Lydia West)

Coming to Channel 4, this comedy drama is described as "a vivacious and rebellious portrayal of female friendship when infiltrated by the complexities of a serious mental illness". Nicola Coughlan will co-star alongside Lydia West in the six-part series inspired by her own real-life relationship with the programme's writer, Camilla Whitehill. Guide


Boarders. Image shows left to right: Femi (Aruna Jalloh), Jaheim (Josh Tedeku), Leah (Jodie Campbell), Omar (Myles Kamwendo), Toby (Sekou Diaby)

Timewasters creator Daniel Lawrence Taylor is behind this BBC Three coming-of-age comedy drama following the lives of five underprivileged black students who win scholarships to an elite boarding school. Guide

Bottom Exposed

Bottom. Image shows from L to R: Dave Hedgehog (Christopher Ryan), Spudgun (Steven O'Donnell), Eddie Hitler (Adrian Edmondson), Richie Richard (Rik Mayall). Copyright: BBC

Adrian Edmondson will share memories of working with Rik Mayall in a new feature-length documentary for Gold. It will also include new interviews with other collaborators on the classic sitcom, 20 years after Mayall and Edmondson's final stage show together, and ahead of the 10th anniversary of Mayall's death, aged just 56.Guide

Daddy Issues

Image shows left to right: Aimee Lou Wood, David Morrissey. Credit: Matt Holyoak, Simon Anand

This BBC Three sitcom about a divorced dad who moves in with his daughter to help her through a pregnancy has recently started filming, with Aimee Lou Wood and David Morrissey confirmed in the lead roles. Guide

Dead Hot

Dead Hot. Image shows left to right: Jess (Vivian Oparah), Elliot (Bilal Hasna)

An comedy thriller for Amazon about two best friends investigating the death of a man they're both linked to. Set in present-day Liverpool, twentysomethings Elliot and Jess are best friends united by a bond of grief at losing Peter - the first and only love of Elliot and Jess's twin brother. Guide

Douglas Is Cancelled

Douglas Is Cancelled. Image shows left to right: Douglas (Hugh Bonneville), Madeline (Karen Gillan)

This ITVX series sees Hugh Bonneville playing a middle aged current affairs news anchor who needs constant reassurance from his sharper, younger, tech savvy, social media aware co-presenter (Karen Gillan). He's regarded as a national treasure until he makes an ill-advised joke at his cousin's wedding which ends up on social media. Guide


Entitled. Gabe (Brett Gelman). Copyright: David Gennard

This Channel 4 series has a great premise. Fleabag star Brett Gelman plays an American widower who must get to know his British wife's estranged family in their crumbling gothic mansion as they compete for his affections - and his newly inherited fortune. Guide


G'wed. Image shows left to right: Mia-Louise (Gemma Barraclough), Aimee (Amber Harrison), Mo (Zak Douglas), Reece (Dylan Thomas-Smith)

Another ITVX series in production. G'wed delves into the working class culture of "surviving with a sense of humour". The distinctive voice of Liverpool and the lived experience of the kids from the city are at the heart of this comedy, tackling big issues like grief, sex, diversity and class differences. Guide

Generation Z

Generation Z

A horror satire from Ben Wheatley about teenagers fighting a horde of flesh-eating baby boomers. The cast list for this Channel 4 series includes Sue Johnston, Robert Lindsay and Anita Dobson. Guide


Ludwig. John (David Mitchell)

David Mitchell's next project. In this BBC One comedy drama he plays a man investigating his identical twin's disappearance. He assumes the identity of his missing brother in an attempt to track him down and bring him home. However, filling the shoes of your identical twin is one thing - when your twin also happens to be a successful DCI leading Cambridge's busy inner-city major crimes team! Guide

Mr Bigstuff

Danny Dyer

Danny Dyer continues his move into comedy acting via this Sky series. He and Brassic star Ryan Sampson play estranged brothers trying to patch up a sibling rivalry that may well be beyond repair. Guide

My Lady Jane

Emily Bader

Another Amazon Prime Video project. It's an eight-part comedy drama series imagining what would have happened if Lady Jane Grey had not lost the throne after just nine days. Emily Bader takes on the central role. Guide

Out Of Order

Out Of Order. Image shows left to right: Katherine Ryan, Rosie Jones, Judi Love

A new panel show for Comedy Central. Rosie Jones hosts, with Katherine Ryan and Judi Love as the team captains. The format involves two teams of comedians competing to correctly order members of the public in a series of revealing categories. For example, 'Who earns the most?'. Guide


Passenger. Riya Ajunwa (Wunmi Mosaku)

A darkly comic horror series for ITV1 set in a small northern village, following a series of strange and unnatural crimes. After arriving there five years ago, Former Met Police Detective Riya Ajunwa (Wunmi Mosaku) has been searching for that 'one big crime', that one challenge that will make her feel alive again... Guide


Green Wing. Image shows from L to R: Guy Secretan (Stephen Mangan), Sue White (Michelle Gomez), Martin Dear (Karl Theobald), Caroline Todd (Tamsin Greig), Mac Macartney (Julian Rhind-Tutt), Boyce (Oliver Chris), Joanna Clore (Pippa Haywood), Alan Statham (Mark Heap). Copyright: Talkback Productions

Some of the creative team that made Green Wing are behind this forthcoming ITVX project. Set in a fictional police training college, the series will follow a newly recruited group of six very different would-be cops and the handful of key staff whose thankless task it is to knock them into some kind of shape. Guide


Queenie. Queenie Jenkins (Dionne Brown)

The first look video for this new comedy drama (click through to watch it) suggests this is going to be a very funny new show. It follows a Jamaican British character played by Dionne Brown: a straddler of both cultures, a South London stalwart, journalist, loyal friend, not so loyal daughter and granddaughter. Guide

Rob Beckett's Smart TV

On Demand. Image shows left to right: Alison Hammond, Rob Beckett, Josh Widdicombe

A fast paced comedy quiz show all about "the magic of television". Josh Widdicombe and Alison Hammond are the team captains and Sky is promising the series will feature "some of the biggest names in TV". Guide


Michelle De Swarte

Stand-up and former catwalk model Michelle de Swarte has written and stars in the loosely autobiographical comedy drama. Guide


Ella Purnell

Adaptation of the hit novel about a very normal seeming woman living in a small town. Ella Purnell plays Rhiannon Lewis, your average girl next door, living quietly with her boyfriend and little dog. But behind this mask of normality is a ferocious power lying dormant, and a long-buried secret that Rhiannon wishes she could forget. Guide

The Completely Made-Up Adventures Of Dick Turpin

Noel Fielding's Dick Turpin. Dick Turpin (Noel Fielding)

Noel Fielding brings Dick Turpin to life in this period comedy for the Apple TV+ platform. The six-part series also features the likes of Hugh Bonneville, Asim Chaudhry, Tamsin Greig and Mark Heap. Guide

The Death Of Bunny Munro

The Death Of Bunny Munro. Image shows left to right: Bunny Munro (Matt Smith), Nick Cave. Credit: Greg Williams, Megan Cullen

Matt Smith stars in this adaptation of Nick Cave's darkly comic novel for Sky Atlantic. Following his wife Libby's suicide, sex addict, door-to-door beauty product salesman and self-professed lothario Bunny Munro finds himself saddled with a young son and only a loose concept of parenting. Guide

Things You Should Have Done

Things You Should Have Done. Image shows left to right: Lucas (Jamie Bisping), Auntie Karen (Selin Hizli), Chi (Lucia Keskin), Dave (Daniel Fearn)

A BBC Three sitcom from Lucia Keskin. Chi is a self-confessed 'stay-at-home-daughter'. She lives a simple life; she eats crisps, makes weird vlogs and watches sitcoms, and that's all she's done for 20 years to be fair. But when her parents, who she is so dependent on, unexpectedly die, Chi is suddenly forced to fend for herself. Guide

We Might Regret This

We Might Regret This. Image shows left to right: Jo (Elena Saurel), Freya (Kyla Harris)

Comedy drama inspired by the lives and experiences of its creators Kyla Harris and Lee Getty. Harris and Elena Saurel star in this series which follows Freya a 30-something Canadian artist and tetraplegic who has moved to London for Abe, a 50-something straight-laced lawyer. When the duo move in together, Freya invites chaotic and impulsive best friend Jo to take the job as her live in personal assistant. What could go wrong? Guide

For more forthcoming programming, including all the existing formats that have been confirmed as returning for another series, see our TV Coming Soon section

Published: Monday 1st January 2024

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