John Bishop In Conversation With... launched on the channel in September, with guests including James Corden, Steve Coogan and Jo Brand. The show proved to be a hit for the channel, attracting 607,000 viewers; a figure 456% higher than its slot normally gets.
Produced by the comedian's production company Lola Entertainment, the format sees Bishop talking in-depth one-on-one with "some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and music".
W has now ordered two more series, each comprising of ten hour long episodes.
John Bishop says: "In Conversation With... was an idea I had for a number of years, based on the classic interview shows of the past, where a show would have only one guest. When we pitched the idea to W, they immediately shared the vision. Series 1 was a great success with such a diverse range of guests, so I cannot wait for series two and three to start."
Commissioner Richard Watsham adds: "The first series of John Bishop In Conversation With... was a huge hit and I am delighted to be able to bring it back for another 20 episodes. John is passionate about the show and brings great expertise both on and off screen. I look forward to seeing more fascinating and revealing conversations with a new group of extraordinary individuals."
Steve North, W's general manager, comments: "John Bishop In Conversation With... is the perfect fit for W and gave the viewers an eye-opening insight into the lives of their favourite stars. With John at the helm, a brilliant variety of guests and the success of the first series, it's fantastic that we can continue the journey and welcome a whole host of new guests."
Series 2 is expected to begin on W in March. At the time of writing the guests have yet to be confirmed, but more details will be released nearer the time.