BBC Three has commissioned a range of new comedy series.
Created and written by Jack and Harry Williams, Fried follows the staff in a struggling branch of a low-rent fast food chain.
The official synopsis reads: “There’s Mary, the manager sent from head office who has grandiose plans for this fried chicken shop. Her job is openly coveted by bitter assistant manager Derek, who’s been here ‘since it were a Wimpy’. Then there’s geeky teenager Joe, and the man who’s decided they’re best friends – foul-mouthed and relentlessly self-absorbed Ed. Every week the team has to deal with customers, with one another and with the indelible smell of oil.”
Written by Cein McGillicuddy and Andy Kinnear, Top Coppers is “a big, silly, gag-filled, action comedy set in the colourful and fictional world of Justice City” and follows the adventures of police detectives Mahogany and Rust as they attempt to rid the city of its deranged criminal underworld. Top Coppers is executive produced by Dan Hine (Cuckoo) and Ash Atalla (The Office).
Written by and starring Jonny Sweet (Chickens, Babylon), Together is a brand-new romantic comedy and based on the Radio 4 comedy Hard To Tell, where each episode centres around a couple in a new relationship, dealing with the interferences, obstructions and general disasters wrought by their family and friends.
Sweet will play Tom, “a charmless, witless but passionate 26-year-old prone to failure”. He still has the same amount of self-possession as when he was aged 11 and, despite some genuine human potential, is yet to assemble anything close to what any other adult might call a ‘life’.
Written by Josh Widdicombe and Tom Craine (Live At The Electric), the sitcom follows Josh and two mates living in a flatshare. Jack Dee will play the trio’s landlord, Geoff.
BBC Three’s Channel Editor, Sam Bickley, announced the new shows today, which have all been commissioned for six 30-minute episodes.
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