UPDATE: Re the lyrics of 'Desperado', Latigo Flint comes up trumps (see comment 31). Thanks Latigo.
hannah has pointed out:
(From Broadcast Freelancer)
Channel 4 has recommissioned Friday night comedies Peep Show and The IT Crowd.
The future of Peep Show had been hanging in the balance after the third series of the comedy dropped to an average of just 1.3 million (6%) viewers, despite an extensive marketing campaign.
C4 sources said director of television Kevin Lygo wanted to secure its stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb for a sketch show. However the duo will now return for another 6 x 30-minutes series of the sitcom. It is unclear when the fourth series, made by Objective Productions, will go into production or be scheduled.
Three loud 'huzzah's! And thanks to everyone who signed the online petition thing, which must have helped in some way. All of you are now officially both 'ace' and 'skill'. Good news about The IT Crowd too, which has had a mixed reception, but certainly deserves a second go. Also Richard and I had quite a long debate as to whether the rack of exceptionally geeky t-shirts in the empty office above Green Wing where we were writing (we were told to go and play somewhere we'd cause less trouble) were free for the taking or not. We decided not to steal them in the end, which was for the best as they turned out to be Roy's costumes, so things could have got awkward. Would have liked the Pacman level 256 one though...
I like to think The IT Crowd's 'even numbered ones good, odd ones not so good' formula was itself a homage to Star Trek. Comments about Star Trek: Nemesis will be taken into consideration.