DLT ENTERTAINMENT SECURES MAJOR COMEDY COMMISSION FROM THE BBC
Two new series of the award-winning My Family plus a Christmas Special for 2008
London 25 Mar 08: Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment is celebrating as the BBC bestows a huge commitment in one of its best performing shows in recent years by commissioning series 8 and 9 of the multi-award winning sitcom My Family, plus a Christmas special; a total of 20 X 30’ episodes.
Robert Lindsay and Zoë Wanamaker will be back, to reprise their roles as Ben and Susan Harper.
Since its first telecast, My Family has been the UK’s most popular sitcom, and also travels well, selling into many international territories including BBC America, ABC Australia and Nickelodeon Comedy in Germany. Series seven was voted one of the Top 10 comedy shows for 2007 by Broadcast, achieving a ratings high of 7.2m viewers (31.3%) in May 2007.
Viewers can expect the usual high calibre of guest stars, including Pauline Quirke and Anna Chancellor, with Robert Bathurst making his third visit to the series as art collector, James Garrett. Tom Anderson returns for the two series as Executive Producer and will run the table of UK and US writers.
Don Taffner Jr, President of DLT Entertainment and Executive Producer of My Family commented, ‘’For the BBC to commission so many episodes is proof of their on-going commitment to this consistently top rated comedy. 2007 was another successful year for the show and this news is a perfect start to 2008.’’
For further information please contact:
Elena Kemp at Premier PR
Tel + 44 (0) 20 7292 8331 Fax +44 (0) 20 7734 2024
Notes to Editors:
With offices in London, New York and Los Angeles, DLT Entertainment Ltd. is engaged in every aspect of television distribution and production around the world, as well as stage production in the US and in the UK.
Founded in 1963 as a distribution company by Don Taffner Senior, the company added television production to its portfolio in 1977. DLT Entertainment has enjoyed terrific
success over the last forty plus years with legendary hits including the
multiple award-winning sitcom My
Family, As Time Goes
Company, Too Close For
Comfort and Meet My
Folks. In addition DLT has built a reputation as a leading distribution
company with classics such as The
Benny Hill Show, The World
at War, The Adventures of
Teddy Ruxpin, Chicken Soup
for the Soul, Cinema
Europe: The Other Hollywood and The Russ Abbot Show.
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