BBC One has announced that Lee Mack’s Not Going Out will return to the channel for a further two series.
The series is due to return early next tear with a new run which sees Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton) coping with the pressures and demands of parenthood and now channel bosses have confirmed that the show will remain on air until 2019.
Lee Mack said: “When we started I thought it might run for just one or two series. I started the show in my 30s and currently I’ll still be doing it in my 50s, even if we don’t do any more after that.
“But I’ll do it as long as I’m asked because I actually like doing it. I know you’re supposed to do it the traditional way, of doing six episodes, then maybe another six, and finish and call yourself a classic – but I like to really drag it out! I’ll do it to death.”
Shane Allen, Controller, Comedy Commissioning added: “Lee has evolved this rich comic world from bachelorhood through marriage and now parenthood very seamlessly in this new incarnation.
“Not Going Out has become a modern classic, joining a very elite club of long running, much loved BBC studio sitcoms, following on from the legacy of Dad’s Army, Only Fools & Horses and ‘Allo, ‘Allo.”