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Sharon Horgan & Rob Delaney returning for more family chaos

Hit Channel 4 comedy Catastrophe has been renewed for a third and fourth series.

The award-winning series, executive produced, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, will return for a further six episodes per series. The second series was Channel 4’s second highest performing comedy of the year, averaging 1.4m viewers.

Phil Clarke, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, said; “I am thrilled to commission a third and fourth series of the multi award-winning Catastrophe. It’s a welcome return for the brave, razor edged, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny portrayal of a modern, long term relationship.”

Sharon / Rob said “We are thrilled to be making a third series of Catastrophe. Rob and Sharon are a blast to spend time with. And we’re not talking about ourselves in the third person, we’re talking about the characters. We’re eager to breathe life back into Rob and Sharon. Okay, now we are talking about us. In the first series Rob and Sharon went through a lot (us) and even more in the second series (back to the characters). We’re looking forward to putting Rob and Sharon (both us and the characters) through further pain for your enjoyment (now we’re talking about you).”

Catastrophe is an Avalon Television production, with co-producers Birdbath Productions and Merman. The series is directed by Ben Taylor (Cardinal Burns, Cuckoo).

The third series of Catastrophe will go into production in November for a premiere on Channel 4 in 2017.