Three great sitcoms return
VEEP (SKY ATLANTIC, MID 2019)
Production on the seventh season of HBO’S brilliant comedy starring Julia-louis Dreyfus as Vice President Selina Meyer was postponed last September when the actress was diagnosed with breast cancer. Now it’s back on since Dreyfus – who’s won six consecutive Emmys for her role – returned to work in August. But this will be the last-ever season. Waah!
CATASTROPHE (CHANNEL 4, EARLY 2019)
The Bafta-winning show about the challenge of keeping your sex life alive in a long-term relationship returns for a fourth series. Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, this series promises a full and frank look at the couple’s under-the-duvet sexual shenanigans like we’ve never seen before. And we’ve already seen quite a lot in previous series.
DERRY GIRLS (CHANNEL 4, 2019)
The Derry Girls – schoolgirls Erin, Orla, Clare, Michelle and The English Fella (who’s an honorary female, FYI) – are back to terrorise their peers, parents and the nuns who are attempting to teach them. The Northern-irish comedy was one of the biggest terrestrial TV success stories year: it was Channel 4’s biggest comedy launch since 2004. Brilliant, brash and sweary as flip, with a top ’90s soundtrack.