The Kumars making TV return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 2 May 2012
Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal

Sanjeev Bhaskar and Meera Syal

Sanjeev Bhaskar is bringing back 'The Kumars' to TV after six years, with Sky One set to broadcast a new series in the autumn

'The Kumars' are returning to TV.

The hit sitcom - which is written by and stars Sanjeev Bhaskar - will broadcast on Sky One this autumn, six years after the comedy family's last show, 'The Kumars At 42' aired on BBC One for seven series.

Original cast members Meera Syal, Vincent Ebrahim and Indira Joshi are all returning for the show, which will see the family having moved to a flat in Hounslow because of the economic downturn but still hosting their talk show from the smaller property.

The new series of the show sees the family flat situated behind the gift shop that Dad, Ashwin, now runs.

Host Sanjeev is divorced from wife of under two years Bindiya, but they share custody of their eight-year-old daughter.

The family talk show is resurrected thanks to a sponsorship deal which Ashwin secures.

Sanjeev said: "It's incredibly exciting to revisit these warm, oddball characters and to be given the opportunity to bring them up to date. We've tried to retain what viewers loved about the original show and to inject new characters and elements in a slightly new format that we hope will appeal to an even broader audience."

Though no guest stars have yet been revealed, Charlotte Church and Jerry Hall are among those who have appeared in the past.

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