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'Kumars' new series, 'Mad Dogs' finale for Sky1 in late 2013

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Sky1 has announced its slate for autumn and winter 2013.

The Kumars will make their Sky debut, returning to television in a new six-part series following a seven-year absence.

The cast from The Kumars at No. 42 at the fourth annual British Soap Awards at BBC Television Centre in London (May 2002)

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"The entire Kumars family are very excited to have moved into a new home on Sky1," said Sanjeev Bhaskar.

Sherlock's Martin Freeman will also star in a film for Sky's Little Crackers strand, the broadcaster confirmed.

Returning series for Sky1 includes Moone Boy with Chris O'Dowd, Stella starring Ruth Jones, Ross Kemp's Extreme World and action-drama Strike Back.

Mad Dogs will also draw to a close in a final two-part adventure, with Max Beesley, Philip Glenister, John Simm and Marc Warren all set to return.

Max Beesley from Mad Dogs

© Sky / Left Bank Pictures/Des Willie



Among the new commissions are comedy Yonderland, firefighter drama The Smoke and Ray Winstone-starrer Moonfleet.

Lee Mack will also host new panel quiz Duck Quacks Don't Echo, with Sky1 regular Ashley Banjo fronting new dance challenge show Ashley Banjo's The Town That Danced Again and Karl Pilkington undertaking another global jaunt in The Moaning of Life.

Sky1's Stuart Murphy said: "Our major investment in comedy, which began two years ago, continues to be warmly embraced by viewers, with award-winning original Sky comedies sitting alongside brilliant US shows.

"This year our huge investment in drama comes to screen across all Sky channels, with our biggest drama slate ever, with big pieces throughout the year on Sky1, firmly establishing it as the home of broad modern mainstream TV of scale."

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