King Gary. Image shows from L to R: Teddy King (Riley Burgin), Terri King (Laura Checkley), Gary King (Tom Davis), Denise King (Camille Coduri), Big Gary King (Simon Day). Copyright: Shiny Button Productions.

King Gary

BBC One sitcom about a working-class family. 8 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2018 - 2020. Stars Tom Davis, Laura Checkley, Riley Burgin, Camille Coduri and others.

Another series is in development.

Press Clippings

Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020 shortlist

60 TV and radio programmes have been shortlisted across 10 categories for the Comedy.co.uk Awards 2020. Voting is now open to determine the winners.

British Comedy Guide, 11th January 2021

Mrs. Brown's Boys suffers in cross-channel ratings drop

Mrs. Brown's Boys has suffered its lowest-ever Christmas Day ratings this year, but amidst a much-criticised poor festive TV schedule, remains the second most-watched comedy special of the season to date.

British Comedy Guide, 27th December 2020

King Gary Christmas Special, review

This sitcom has some strong lines and an endearing cast, but it courted some unenviable comparisons.

Anita Singh, The Telegraph, 23rd December 2020

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

Tom Davis's comedy of manners comes to its end after a somewhat predictable but nonetheless entertaining first series. Finally out of the suburbs and taking a holiday at the British seaside, Gary (Davis) has his plans for a quiet family getaway scuppered by wife Terri's plans to make holiday friends with a glamorous French couple. Meanwhile, Big Gary is on the hunt for the fabled pasty he had when he last visited decades ago, but can't remember where the shop is. A much-needed dose of summer.

Ammar Kalia, The Guardian, 14th February 2020

King Gary to return for Series 2

The BBC has ordered a second series of King Gary, the sitcom starring Tom Davis.

British Comedy Guide, 10th February 2020

More suburban insecurity as Tom Davis's patchy sitcom continues. Tonight, it is Gary's dad's birthday, which means a trip to a mini-golf centre and endless, absurd, alpha-male jousting. It often feels flimsy but the performances (this week including a lively turn from the reliable Neil Maskell) keep it watchable.

Phil Harrison, The Guardian, 7th February 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