EXCLUSIVE: I’ve just learned that Sky1 has cancelled comedy series Parents after just one season. The series aired six episodes on the channel between July and August 2012. The decision not to re-commission the series comes in the wake of Sky1 also cancelling action series Sinbad and fellow comedy series Spy.
Created by Lloyd Woolf and Joe Tucker, Parents followed Jenny Pope, a high-flying executive living in a large house in leafy west London who, after losing her job, is forced to move in with her parents with her husband Nick and two teenage children Sam and Becky. However, Jenny is not deterred and is in fact determined to climb her way back up the ladder and get back to her old life, no matter what it takes. The comedy series was produced by Objective Productions and starred Sally Phillips (Miranda), Darren Strange (Phone Shop), Susie Blake (Mrs Brown’s Boys), Tom Conti (Friends), Christian Lees and Jadie Rose Hobson.
In a statement to TVWise, confirming the decision to cancel Parents, representatives of Sky1 said: “While Parents won’t be returning to Sky1 HD we are extremely proud of the show, its writers and cast. It’s been a key part of introducing a new smart tone into our prewatershed comedies and we are discussing future projects with the team.”
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