If you’re a fan of Friday Night Dinner (the show, not the meal) then I’ve got some great news for you. It’s coming back for another season, and we can expect it to hit our screens next year.
The show follows brothers Adam and Jonny Goodman, siblings in an eccentric Jewish family who return home each week for dinner.
The description says: “When they’re not busy playing pranks on each other, they’re breaking bread with their parents: father Martin likes to stroll around shirtless and collect science magazines, while mom Jackie is obsessed with ‘MasterChef’ and tries her best to inject an air of normalcy into the insanity that always ensues. And of course, supper just wouldn’t be the same without an appearance from Jim, a creepy neighbour whose frequent visits elevate him to ‘stalker’ status.
Writer and producer Robert Popper said: “I’m really looking forward to exploring new avenues with series 6. Inspector de Vries (Paul Ritter) will still be working on the Rynsburger case, but this time he’s joined by new partner-in-crime, Mees Janssen (Tom Rosenthal), fresh out of Rotterdam Police Academy. Eva de Bruin (Tamsin Greig) is now trying to regain control of her pharmaceutical company, after an aggressive takeover-bid by the always-cunning Sem Teuling (Simon Bird). But can ‘Vos’ (Mark Heap) and his faithful dog, ‘de Welson’ save the day?”
Kenton Allen, CEO of Big Talk (the show’s production company) said: “Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it’s incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household. It’s also incredible that Robert has singlehandedly written and produced all 31 episodes so far, which must make him one of the most prolific comedy writer/producers working today. We’re incredibly grateful to Channel 4 for letting him have another go. Fingers crossed!”
Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, added: “We’re delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning. It’s always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we’re thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans. We are so pleased to be making a new series with Robert and Big Talk.”
The show has won loads of awards, including Best Situation Comedy at the 2012 Rose D’Or Festival. It was nominated for Best Situation Comedy at the National Television Awards in 2011.