Spring Crowd

22 Aug

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The fifth, and likely final series of The IT Crowd looks set for a Spring broadcast.

Speaking to The Guardian this weekend, Channel 4’s head of comedy Shane Allen, discussed his plans for the future following a whopping £9m addition to his comedy budget after the channel dropped reality series Big Brother.

Alongside plans for fresh episodes of Peep Show and the long awaited one-off return of The Comic Strip Presents…, Allen confirmed that The IT Crowd would return in April.

At present, judging by the increasingly successful careers of its stars, it’s looking increasingly likely this will be the show’s final run.  Richard Ayoade recently told The Velvet Onion he planned to move increasingly behind the camera after the next series, stating: “If I was better at it, I’d probably be more keen. It’s not really my strength, so I think just on the basis of ability, I’ll probably end up doing less of it.”

The article also makes a passing reference to the forthcoming Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy, and notes that a new three part series about the perils of technology, entitled Black Mirror, is being written by Nathan Barley co-creator Charlie Brooker, as well as indicating that teen sitcom The Inbetweeners (which has previously featured our very own Waen Shepherd) is to go on hiatus indefinitely.

If you missed them last summer, don’t forget you can download exclusive IT Crowd wallpapers from our Downloads page.

 

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3 Responses to “Spring Crowd”

  1. Stephanie Hayes Pemberton August 22, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Wow. It’s going to be hard to be patient that long! I miss the show so much. Ah well, just glad there’s another series coming.

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