Monday, 4 March 2013

Derek Season 2 Gets The Green Light!

It's the news that fans have wanted to hear and today it has finally been announced - Derek has been recommissioned by Channel 4 for season 2!

Derek and co will be back (Image: Rich Nairn)

Phil Clarke, Channel 4's Head of Comedy said: "I am delighted that Derek is coming back for a second run on Channel 4. It's an original comic vision, brave, funny and touching, with a star performance its heart. It has already garnered a loyal following."

Ricky Gervais said: "Derek is probably my favourite thing of everything I've done, so I can't wait to start thinking up some new adventures for the gang."

If you're reading this Ricky, I have loads of ideas!

Derek has an average 2.1 million viewers, a 9.9% share and with the final episode airing this Wednesday at 10pm, we can sleep well tonight knowing that it isn't the end!


  1. YES! This is great news. A truly beautiful show. I am generally not emotional about television but this show has hit close to home on so many occasions, and has brought me to tears multiple times. I love it. I felt alive after watching it. It has given me a renewed respect for life and those around me. Episode 6 of season 1 was the most profound to me. I associated almost the entire episode to my own life. Watching my wife's health slowly degrading, my father having abandoned me, feelings of never amounting to what I should have... all so close to home. I completely broke down after that episode. It was strangely cleansing. Thank You Ricky Gervais! Pure Magic!

  2. Awesome! I love watching Derek (And Dougie)

  3. I absolutely LOVE this show. I would shoot as far as to say that this is one of the best things he's made. I love the whole Tom/Hannah relationship. Personally, I would love to see a little romance for Dougie and Derek. (: (Maybe Derek's relationship with Mary getting more serious? Lol) I don't know. But it really is a great show and I can't wait for season two. Kudos to Ricky Gervais for making such a wonderful, funny, and heartfelt show!

  4. I love this program. It is heartwarming and deep.