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Birds of a Feather recommissioned for second ITV series

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ITV has recommissioned Birds of a Feather for a further series.

The channel revived the former BBC sitcom earlier this year following a 15-year break, and it has become ITV's most successful comedy launch in over a decade.

The 'Birds of a Feather' cast reunite for a new series.

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Birds of a Feather cast


The new series - starring Pauline Quirke, Lesley Joseph and Linda Robson - will be the comedy's second run for ITV and the eleventh overall.

The eight-part run will once again be penned by original writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran with Gary Lawson and John Phelps, and will begin filming later this year.

Gran said: "We're delighted Birds of a Feather was such a success on ITV and really pleased to be asked to write another series. We hope the further adventures of Sharon, Tracey and Dorien will continue to thrill audiences young and old."

Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson in 'Birds of a Feather' new series finale

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The current series came to an end this evening on ITV


ITV's Director of Comedy and Entertainment Elaine Bedell added: "We're very pleased that the brilliant chemistry between these three great actresses once again attracted the large and loyal audience that Birds of a Feather deserves.

"The writers and producers have done a fantastic job in making the show feel funny, fresh and relevant."

Joseph - who plays Dorien Green in the long-running sitcom - recently told Digital Spy that she "would love" to do a second series on ITV.

Saying that another run would be "wonderful", she added: "The characters have all got legs still, all of them, especially mine, which have been getting particularly good reviews. I can't complain about that.

"I have been working hard to make them look good. It's not been easy for a woman of my age to get them looking like this."

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