BBC One has renewed their Adily Ray created comedy series Citizen Khan for a fourth season.
Citizen Khan stars Ray as the eponymous character, the self-appointed Muslim community leader in he capital of British Pakistan – Sparkhill, Birmingham. The show is produced in-house by the BBC and is currently airing its third season on BBC One, with a Christmas special set to air on the channel on December 19th.
The BBC’s Head of Comedy Shane Allen revealed the renewal in an interview with trade magazine Broadcast. In the same piece he also confirmed that Boomers had been renewed for a second season, whilst also revealing that Gavin & Stacey co-creator Ruth Jones was developing a new comedy series for BBC One.
In addition, the BBC executive, who previously served in a similar capacity at Channel 4, confirmed the status of hit studio sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys. Despite hopes for a fourth season, Allen stated that it would be “hard to get another series” due to Brendan O’Carroll’s other commitments.
That being the case Mrs Brown’s Boys is expected to only return in the form of Christmas Specials in the years to come, with Shane Allen confirming that a further two special are already being planned for 2015.