Not Going Out is set to air a live episode for Series 10, it's been revealed.
Lee Mack’s multi award-winning hit show, and longest running sitcom on air, was back on TV last night for its ninth series.
But already the BBC has commissioned a tenth run, and it will see a special live show.
Lee told the Daily Mirror: “This is series nine and already we are working on series 10. And we are doing a live one.
“When I heard other people were doing them, I thought, ‘Why do they bother doing that, it doesn’t aid the quality’. And then they showed me the money and I thought, ‘Why not?’.”
He added: “I do live stuff but if it goes wrong in the sitcom I can’t go to the guy in the front row ‘Where are you from?’. He shouldn’t be in my front room.”
In the latest series, we rejoin Lee (Lee Mack) and Lucy (Sally Bretton) living in the anarchy of a packed family house with kids Charlie and twin siblings, Benji and Molly.
As if children weren’t enough to keep the couple crashing from one near-disaster to the next, factor in lovably feckless father, Frank (Bobby Ball), close friends in the form of the world-weary, or more specifically wife-weary, Toby (Hugh Dennis) and uptight ice-queen Anna (Abigail Cruttenden).
At least Lucy’s more dependable parents are on hand, but we know what Geoffrey (Geoffrey Whitehead) and Wendy (Deborah Grant) make of their daughter’s life choices, and more specifically her wisecracking husband.
Not Going Out currently airs at 9PM on Thursday nights.