Lee Mack’s sitcom Not Going Out is back from the dead.

The BBC One show has been recommissioned for a fourth series, after being cancelled back in March.

It will now return next year – but in a 10.35pm slot, much later than previous series, which attracted three to four million viewers.

The show also stars stand-up Tim Vine and Miranda Hart – who’s had two pieces of good news this week, since her own sitcom has also been recommissioned by the BBC.

The new series will go into production for BBC Two next summer.

She said: ‘I was far more nervous than I thought I would be about the series going out. It being an eponymous sitcom the pressure was on.

‘So, I am not only relieved but totally overwhelmed by the response and thrilled that people have enjoyed the series. I am very grateful for all the support and to the BBC for giving me the chance to do another series next year. A daunting, but delightful Christmas present!’

Jo Sargent, the creative head of BBC comedy entertainment added: ‘We are delighted to be working with Miranda on a second series. She is a unique and extraordinary comic talent who has the ability to talk to a broad audience who can identify with her and all her quirks and foibles.’

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