British TV isn’t like America, where every year the US networks reveal in one go which shows have made the cut, and which haven’t. Here, it’s much more complicated.
Nevertheless, we all try our best to follow the fates of our favourite series, and find out whether they’ve been cancelled or renewed for another year, which is where this guide comes in.
So, from BBC1 big hitters like Doctor Who and Sherlock to cult comedies including Channel 4’s Catastrophe, here’s a channel-by-channel run down of the future of current UK TV series. Will your favourite be coming back?
Call the Midwife RENEWED
Christmas special to return in December 2016 followed by series 6 in 2017
Death in Paradise RENEWED
Series 6 expected in early 2017
Doctor Who RENEWED
There will only be a Christmas special in 2016. Series 10 will arrive in 2017.
Happy Valley RENEWED
According to Sally Wainright there will be a series 3 – but not for a while. In the meantime, she says, she’s working on an idea for a television musical…
Inspector George Gently NO DECISION
Co-star Lee Ingleby hopes for series 8, but no confirmation yet
The Missing RENEWED
Series 2 will return later this year
Our Girl RENEWED
Series 2 starring Michelle Keegan will return later this year
Aidan Turner is already filming series three – and says the show could run for five series…
Series 4 will air in early 2017
Last Tango in Halifax RENEWED
Series 4 expected later this year
Citizen Khan RENEWED
Series 5 will air later this year
Mrs Brown’s Boys RENEWED
Specials are anticipated “up until 2020”
Not Going Out RENEWED
Series 8 or spin-off series expected later this year
Peter Kay’s Car Share RENEWED
John and Kayleigh will return for the second series in 2017
The Apprentice RENEWED
Series 12 to return later this year
The Great British Bake Off NO DECISION
Series 7 is currently airing, but there has been no official word on whether it will be back – or even if it will still be on the BBC.
Strictly Come Dancing RENEWED
Series 14 is currently underway
The Voice RENEWED
Talent show will return next year on ITV with Emma Willis as its only host after Marvin Humes’ exit
Would I Lie To You? NO DECISION
The panel show has just returned for a tenth series