Outnumbered will be back for a fifth and final series on BBC One it has been confirmed.
The multi-award-winning comedy from Hat Trick Productions will return for 6 final episodes after creators Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin decided to bring the show to a close. There is hope that it may live on with the occasional one-off special in the future.
The synopsis for the new series is:
Dad is besieged by unreliable technologies and his ever-larger and more complex children.Mum has a brand new office job but is finding it hard to combine the inevitable crises at home with presenting a professional veneer. Jake is sporting a new tattoo – of sorts – and is also learning to drive. Any nearby pedestrians might want to dive for cover. Meanwhile, tone-deaf Ben finds himself cast in the lead role of his school play – a musical version of Spartacus. Karen has decided to no longer be blonde and she is starting secondary school, where she quickly finds herself in conflict with, well, just about everyone (including the Head Teacher). The dreaded Auntie Angela also puts in an unexpected appearance, with her latest toy-boy in tow and lots of unsolicited opinions.
Outnumbered stars Claire Skinner, Hugh Dennis, Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez. Guest stars for the final season include Harry Shearer (The Simpsons) and Rebecca Fron (The Thick Of It).
The fifth and final series of Outnumbered will begin on 29th January 2014.