Created by Sarah Hooper, Mount Pleasant follows the daily lives of Lisa, her husband, her family and her friends. The series stars Sally Lindsay as Lisa, Daniel Ryan as Dan, Pauline Collins as Sue, Bobby Ball as Barry, Angela Griffin as Shelley, Sian Reeves as Bianca, Liza Tarbuck as Kate, Owen McDonnell as Jack, Ainsley Howard as Denise, Robson Green as Chris and George Sampson as Gary, Bianca’s step son. The show originally began its life on Sky1 before jumping to Sky Living earlier this year for season 2. I hear that across season 2 the show performed well with one source describing it as “one of our bigger hits” when talking of Sky Living’s original scripted fare.
TVWise reported back in December that Sky Living was finalising a deal with production company Tiger Aspect Productions to renew the series for a third season. At the time of that report, it was not clear how large the episode order, however, every indication was that it would land somehwere between six and 8 episodes. The recommission of the series is part of BSkyB’s stated desire to be spending £600 million per year on howe grown content by 2014.
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