Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer’s new BBC Two comedy series House Of Fools has been renewed for a second season, TVWise has learned.
The show’s second run, which will again consist of six episodes, was announced by BBC Comedy boss Shane Allen at the Salford Comedy Festival 2014. Production is expected to commence later this year at MediaCityUK in Salford, with BBC Two eyeing a 2015 premiere. The renewal comes after a softly rated first season and rumors that the BBC was considering cancelling the show.
House of Fools is set in Bob’s grubby flat which he unwillingly shares with Vic and a constant stream of unwanted visitors, including lady-obsessed lothario Beef and Geordie ex-con Bosh. The comedy series is produced by BBC In-house Comedy production in association with Pett Productions and stars Reeves, Mortimer, Matt Berry, Dan Skinner, Morgana Robinson and Daniel Simonsen. The second season will again feature uninvited lodgers, visitors and guests who constantly fill the house, wreaking havoc everywhere they go.
“House Of Fools is a much-needed big old rainbow of daftness in a world that is too grey and sensible”, said Shane Allen, the BBC’s Controller of Comedy Commissioning. “Those two lovable twits work very hard at making something that looks so effortlessly silly and it’s a thrill to know there’s plenty more where that came from.”
While Mark Freeland, the BBC’s Controller of Fiction and Entertainment, added: “Vic and Bob are one-offs. Thank the gods of Comedy and BBC Two that House Of Fools isn’t.”