Sky 1HD is bringing The Kumars back to television screens this Autumn after a six year absence.
The new series sees the return of Sanjeev Bhaskar, Meera Syal (Gran/Ummi), Vincent Ebrahim (Dad/Ashwin Kumar) and Indira Joshi (Mum/Madhuri Kumar) and is written by Bhaskar with Bert Tyler Moore, George Jeffrie and Suk Pannu.
Forced to down-size as a result of the economic downturn, The Kumars are now living in a flat in Hounslow, behind the gift shop that Dad, Ashwin, now runs.
Host, Sanjeev, is divorced from his wife of nearly two years, Bindiya, but they share custody of their precocious 8 year old daughter. Mum, Madhuri, is intent on setting him up with a high profile celebrity and has a keen interest in online dating agencies.
Ashwin has secured a sponsorship deal which has enabled him to resurrect the family’s talk show, which takes place in the living room of their flat. Though only legally available in Punjab and the Hounslow area, cousin Moona knows of a way to hack into any satellite channel in the world.
Commenting on the show’s return Sanjeev Bhaskar said: “It’s incredibly exciting to revisit these warm, oddball characters and to be given the opportunity to bring them up to date. We’ve tried to retain what viewers loved about the original show and to inject new characters and elements in a slightly new format that we hope will appeal to an even broader audience.” Sky’s Head of
Comedy Lucy Lumsden added: “It’s a welcome return for the Kumars. We’re thrilled that they’ve chosen Sky 1 HD and Hounslow as their new home.”