BBC One sitcom Citizen Khan is to return to MediaCityUK to film a third series.
Charlotte Moore, controller of BBC One, and Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy Commissioning, have commissioned a further 7×30-minute episodes of the studio-based comedy.
Produced by BBC In-house Comedy and shot on location in Birmingham and in front of a studio audience at MediaCityUK, Citizen Khan was created by Adil Ray and is written by Anil Gupta and Richard Pinto (The Kumars At No 42, Goodness Gracious Me, The Impressions Show), with Adil Ray.
Moore said: “Adil Ray’s finely written family sitcom has grown up on BBC One and established itself as a modern mainstream comedy hit.”
Adil Ray added: “It’s testament to the whole team that we have got this far. I just can’t wait to get back in the studio with the entire Citizen Khan family. As the great British public get even more familiar with Mr Khan, it really excites me when I think about the places we can go. The Bahamas?”
The two series screened so far have averaged just under 3 million viewers per episode.