Fri 7 Mar 11:00 am
'Birds of a Feather' has been commissioned for a second series on ITV.
The revived sitcom starring Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson and Lesley Joseph will return for a brand new series following the success of the first, which aired 15 years after the original show ended on BBC One.
'Birds' has been delighting fans new and old, with an average of eight million viewers tuning in each week.
The second series will be written once again by original 'Birds of a Feather' writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Maurice said: ''We're delighted 'Birds of a Feather' was such a success on ITV and really pleased to be asked to write another series. We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old.''
ITV's director of comedy and entertainment Elaine Bedell added: ''We're very pleased that the brilliant chemistry between these three great actresses once again attracted the large and loyal audience that 'Birds of a Feather' deserves. The writers and producers have done a fantastic job in making the show feel funny, fresh and relevant. ''
In addition to the original trio, the new series has also seen singer Matt Willis and Pauline's son Charlie Quirke join the cast.