Thursday, 28 October 2010

'Him & Her': back for series 2

Thursday, 28 October 2010

BBC3 comedy Him & Her has been recommissioned for a second series. The sitcom, about an unemployed and lazy couple (played by Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani), finished a few weeks ago, having received mixed reviews during its run. But this pickup is no surprise, as it was BBC3's most successful sitcom launch, and pulled in a weekly total of 2.1m viewers (including repeats).

Danny Cohen, Controller of BBC Three:

"Him and Her was beautifully written and brilliantly performed. It went on to become BBC Three's most successful ever sitcom launch. I'm delighted it's coming back for a second series."
Cheryl Taylor, BBC Controller of Comedy Commissioning:

"We're all looking forward to the second series of this original, funny and intimately observed sitcom."
Kenton Allen, Chief Executive of Big Talk Productions:

"The tremendous support that BBC Three has given to a lo-fi romantic comedy in which nothing much ever happens has been amazing. We are delighted that their faith has been repaid with a brilliant reaction from audience and critics alike and we can't wait to return to the tea, toast and unwashed bed linen of series 2 to enjoy the further adventures of Steve and Becky."
Initially, I really liked Him & Her, then it became repetitive and I started to lose interest by episode 4. However, compared to other sitcoms BBC3 produce, it was more interesting and oddly watchable than most. For me, this was mainly down to Tovey and Solemani's performances, which felt very natural.

Filming will commence sometime in 2011.