Simon Carlyle’s hilarious sitcom Two Doors Down has been renewed for a third series, with stars Arabella Weir, Alex Norton, Elaine C Smith, Doon Mackichan, Sharon Rooney, Jonathan Watson, Jamie Quinn and Harki Bhambra all confirmed to be returning.
Exploring the best and worst of family life, the show follows the residents of Latimer Crescent as they navigate the trials and tribulations of suburban life.
Debuting as a Hogmanay-themed pilot in 2013, the comedy has since returned for two well received series, the second of which concludes this week with a double-bill. Despite a late-night Monday timeslot, the show has attracted a regular audience of than 1million viewers across the UK and has doubled the timeslot average in Scotland.
Announcing that the show will return next year Shane Allen, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning, said: “This deftly drawn world has gone from strength to strength thanks to the rich comic dialogue and colourful characters who the audience has taken to its heart.
“Scottish scripted comedy is outstanding right now. Still Game had such a phenomenal return in return in 2016 and the recommissioning of Two Doors Down is another high point on which to close the year.”
A BBC Comedy in-house production through BBC Scotland, Two Doors Down is written by Gregor Sharp and Simon Carlyle and executive produced by Steven Canny for BBC Comedy Production.
Canny said: “We are overjoyed to be heading back to Latimer Crescent next year. The quality of the writing, the wonderful cast and the extraordinary skill of the production team make this show a rare treat for us and we’re very happy that the audience seem to feel the same.
“If you’re very lucky, you get the chance to make a show like this once in your lifetime so to be hitting a third series so quickly is a real blessing.”