Darren Smith, Channel 4's Commissioning Editor for Comedy has announced that the broadcaster has ordered a sixth series of Peep Show from producers Objective Productions. The sitcom, a cult Friday night hit for the channel, stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb as two socially dysfunctional flatmates.
Highly-praised creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain will continue to write the series, with Mitchell and Webb reprising their roles as Mark and Jeremy.
Peep Show recently beat BBC4's The Thick of It, ITV's Benidorm, and also The IT Crowd to be named best sitcom at the 2008 BAFTAs.
The latest series is currently being broadcast - it can be seen Friday nights at 10:30pm on Channel 4. This fifth season is currently averaging an audience of 1.5 million viewers - a positive increase on the last series.
The new six-part series is expected to appear in spring 2009.