'Kumars' moving to BBC One
After four years on BBC Two, the popular show is moving to the BBC's flagship channel, where it is expected to attract new viewers.
"Being my creation, I'm immensely proud of The Kumars and delighted to see it move to BBC One," host Sanjeev Bhaskar told the newspaper. "I hope that it is enjoyed by a wider audience and perhaps this means we can get another knick-knack for the mantelpiece or another cardigan for Granny.
"Like anyone who moves from a house they love, I have a deep fondness for BBC Two and, may I add, mindful of future employment, a profound respect for all BBC channels, including digital and local radio stations."
BBC One controller Lorraine Heggessey added, "It seems natural that Britain's most upwardly mobile Asian family should move to BBC One.
"I'm sure viewers will appreciate the unique brand of humour from our new residents."
The new series begins later this spring.