Whatever 2022 throws at us we can be sure of plenty to laugh at with a whole raft of new TV comedy and returning series. Here’s just a selection:
Toast of Tinseltown
Toast (Matt Berry) is becoming increasingly angry and everyone is noticing – even Ray Purchase (Harry Peacock). There’s no chance of landing the big movie audition in this state. After a successful visit to an anger management centre, Toast is a new man and sets about apologising to all the people he’s been rude to.
However, when he reveals the extent of his wrongdoing to Purchase, the pair come face to face at the Colonial Club. Jan 4th BBC2 10pm
In this second series, Mandy once again attempts to find fulfilment via a series of short-lived jobs in the modern gig economy. Along the way she becomes a stately home tour guide, appears on a genuinely out-of-this-world reality show, and accepts the most unappealing job in the sewage industry, none of which brings her any closer to her ultimate dream of breading Doberman pinchers. BBC2 Jan 5 10pm
After Life is officially the most watched British comedy of the decade with a viewership of nearly 100 million. Season 3 launches Jan 14 at midnight on Netflix
The Marvellous Mrs Maisel
The Emmy-winning Amazon Prime Video series will begin its fourth season on Feb. 18, with two episodes running each week for four weeks.
This fourth season, set in 1960, will follow on the events of the third season finale in which Midge Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan) lost a prime gig opening for pop star Shy Baldwin (LeRoy McClain) after she upset him by naively speaking too frankly about Shy’s personal life during a stop on their tour.
Filming of series 7 has been completed and postproduction is happening. No release date has yet been announced.
Filming will begin in the new year so hopefully it will air probably in the Autumn.
A dark comedy murder-mystery centred on a death at a high school reunion. Each episode will be told from a different character’s perspective, Starring Jamie Demetriou (Stath Lets Flats), Sam Richardson (Veep) and Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) Apple TV+ Jan 28th
The third and possibly final series of this Apple TV+ phenomenon begins production in February.
The final series of Channel 4’s Derry Girls has wrapped. No release date has been announced but shouldn’t be too long.
The second series of this award winning Merman production was released in Australia and is now available in the US. It will be shown on Sky but no release date is as yet available.
A second series of this Stephen Merchant comedy drama has been commissioned by the BBC