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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Oh and The Thick of It will be back this year I think, do we get shoddy news just because they are British shows?
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Ummm The Thick of It was renewed over 6 months ago, just after the last election, Armando said they were coming back but that the coalition getting in presenting difficulties for the writing of the 4th series. THE best Brit comedy since The Office and one of the best ever. As for My Family, finally, its been really unfunny whenever I've had the misfortune to see a bit, embarassing at times to watch. So happy about Fringe, that had to be done it would have been criminal to cancel such a top quality show. Also great news about Futurama, but again that's been pretty much guaranteed for a while the most recent series was great.
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I like My Family but it is time to move on.
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Ecstatic that Fringe is coming back!
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Horray for more of The Thick of It and Fringe!
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upset about My Family - was always funny and brilliant cast (RIP) but can't complain when better shows like Fringe and Futurama stay on!!
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