Peep Show to be axed

Phil Clarke, Channel 4's Head of Comedy, has confirmed 'Peep Show' is to be axed and admitted he is in talks with creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong about how to end the long-running sitcom

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David Mitchell

'Peep Show' is to be axed.

Phil Clarke, Channel 4's Head of Comedy, has confirmed the long-running sitcom is going to be "rounded off" and he is currently in talks with creators Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong - who have gone on to make 'Fresh Meant' - about the best way to suitably finish off the programme.

Speaking to Chortle, he said: "We're talking about 'Peep Show', how that's going to be rounded off. The discussion is about how it's going to conclude."

The popular programme, which follows the lives of two flatmates, Mark Corrigan - who is played by David Mitchell - and Jeremy 'Jez' Usbourne (Robert Webb), from their 20s to their 30s, has been on air since September 2003 and a ninth series of the show has been commissioned for next year.

But Robert recently hinted the next series of 'Peep Show' could be the last one.

He said: "I wouldn't expect them to go through a billboard on the edge of a cliff in a double-decker bus and explode - we're never going to shoot it in the head quite like that - but it might be time to plan for what happens afterwards.

"I've been sort of coasting on 'Peep Show'. So now it's kind of, 'When I grow up, I'm going to have to be an actor if I'm not careful.' "

But last year David said he could see the show going on forever because there is plenty of comedy material to be written from Mark and Jez's daily life.

He said: "Two once-young men, now not quite so young, are living together and facing the problems that everyone faces.

"There's pretty much a bottomless pit of potential problems that we can cover."

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