BBC Calls Time On My Family After 11 Seasons

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The next series of My Family, the long-running BBC1 sitcom, will be the last, Danny Cohen, Controller, BBC1 has revealed this week today. "We feel it's time to make room for new comedies on BBC1. I can confirm that the eleventh series, coming later this year, will be the last," he said.

Cheryl Taylor, the BBC's Controller, Comedy Commissioning added: "In Robert Lindsay and Zoe Wanamaker we are proud to have had two of Britain's finest comic actors in what has been a brilliantly successful and long-serving feature of the BBC One schedule.

Now we're looking to the future with new families and new comedies that we hope will prove equally popular. We look forward to both Zoe and Robert continuing to be part of our BBC One Comedy family in the years to come, and would like to thank them and everyone involved in the production of My Family for their valued contribution over the course of more than 100 episodes."

My Family launched on BBC1 in 2000 and became a regular feature on Friday nights. It was the first BBC sitcom to be created by an American showrunner, Fred Barron, who imported American production methods to Britain – including salaried writers, and exclusive use of the studio during production. Barron claimed that the authenticity of the family relationships, albeit comically stretched, helped to make the show one of the longest-running sitcoms on TV.