The Goodman Family is sitting down for another wholesome meal as Friday Night Dinner gets a Season 6 release date. Since 2011, we’ve lived through endless Friday evenings with Martin, Jackie, Adam, Jonny, and (of course) Jim. Now, Robert Popper’s hit sitcom is coming back to our screens later this month.
Giving us some serious Green Wing vibes thanks to Mark Heap’s out-there performance as Jim Bell, Friday Night Dinner has had great success over the years and was even nominated for a BAFTA Award. Although the action is usually confined to the Goodman’s humble London home, Friday Night Dinner has branched out with more outlandish storylines in recent years.
Channel 4 confirms Friday Night Dinner will air its Season 6 premiere on Friday, March 27, at 10pm. As one of the UK’s longest-running sitcoms, it looks like Friday Night Dinner is going from strength to strength. While most shows start to flag, Season 5 delivered the show’s highest ratings since back in Series 1.
Just like fans being over the moon about the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, people soon took to Twitter to share their love for Friday Night Dinner.
So excited Friday night dinner is back at the end of the month ? shit on ittttttt geo? (@geomacgregs_) March 12, 2020
Friday Night Dinner is back on 27th March ????? pic.twitter.com/ff19slHe0C Josh Peverley (@joshpeverley) March 11, 2020
if u british and u aint never watch friday night dinner u not british ???? ? (@kenshinsimura) March 10, 2020
FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER 27TH MARCH 2020 HAS BEEN SAVED moll,, fan 9 (@ojambuswell) March 11, 2020
Friday night dinner returns on the 27th March and I tell ya now I have never been this excited for anything in my whole entire life ??? ?? ? (@heyitschloejade) March 11, 2020
Ok I fibbed. I was just as excited when the Gavin and Stacey Christmas ep released ??
The news comes just after the tragic passing of Frances Cuka — who played Grandma Nelly Buller on the series. It’s unclear hoe Season 6 will handle Cuka’s death, but we’re expecting Grandma to get a proper send-off. Channel 4 head of comedy, Fiona McDermott, previously gushed: “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 Goodman.” Well, now we know when Friday Night Dinner is returning, we’d better mark it in our diaries.
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