Rejoice! The Thick of It Lives, My Family Finally Dies

Fringe fans aren’t the only ones rejoicing today; Futurama and The Thick of It have also been renewed, while drawn-out BBC sitcom My Family has finally met its demise.

While Fringe fans have been kept on tenterhooks over recent weeks, unsure if the show would return, My Family viewers have been subjected to 11 years of drawn out "comedy". You will be happy to hear then, that today they have been renewed and cancelled respectively. Fox has given Fringe a full 22-episode order, while the BBC has decided not to continue making My Family.

Continuing to spread good cheer, the BBC have also decided to renew The Thick of It. The satirical series, about the working of Britain’s government, has been renewed for a fourth season. Peter Capaldi will return as foul-mouthed spin doctor Malcolm Tucker next year when the show returns to BBC2.

The last renewal to note (for now) is that of the popular cartoon Futurama has been given a further two series by Comedy Central. This pick-up is for an additional 26 episodes, which will ensure the show stays on screen until at least 2013.

If there’s any more news we’ll keep you updated, for now though let’s discuss: what show are you most pleased to see renewed/axed?

Update: Daytime war dramas The Indian Doctor and Land Girls have just been renewed by BBC One for their second and third respective seasons.

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