From the excellent news files, it has been announced that there will be a fourth season of the family fantasy drama MERLIN on BBC One. Ten new forty-five minute episodes have been commissioned.
Ben Stephenson, Controller Drama Commissioning, said, "Merlin continues to perform outstandingly well against X Factor and offers audiences an alternative treat on Saturday nights. I’m pleased to confirm that the magical world of Camelot will be returning next year for a fourth series of this fresh and modern retelling of a classic British legend."
Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, executive producers for Shine TV, said, "We are both delighted with the continuing success of Merlin, and relish the chance to take the series to the next level with the long-awaited arrival of the Knights of the Round Table."
Season 3 of Merlin is currently airing with the finale scheduled to air on BBC One December 4. Syfy has already announced it will air those episodes here in the United States beginning in early 2011 and we can only hope they will pick up season four as well.