Sitcom Birds of a Feather has been commissioned for a second series after a successful revival on ITV.
The series stars Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson as sisters Tracey and Sharon and Lesley Joseph who plays man crazy Dorian.
The new run caught up with trio 16 years after the last episode aired on BBC One and found that the sisters had moved on from their jailbird husbands while Dorian was a – briefly – successful author.
It also stars singer Matt Willis and Quirke’s son Charlie as Tracey’s sons Garth and Travis.
Original writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran penned the new series with Gary Lawson and John Phelps.
Gran said: “We’re delighted Birds of a Feather was such a success on ITV and really pleased to be asked to write another series. We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old.”
ITV’s Director of Comedy and Entertainment Elaine Bedell said “We’re very pleased that the brilliant chemistry between these three great actresses once again attracted the large and loyal audience that Birds of a Feather deserves. The writers and producers have done a fantastic job in making the show feel funny, fresh and relevant. “
The new eight part series will be filmed later this year.