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Renewed: Offspring

July 22, 2012 Leave a comment

A day after strong figures for its season finale, TEN has announced a renewal for Offspring,for not one, but two more seasons.

The dramedy featuring Gold Logie nominee Asher Keddie will have 13 episodes each for its fourth and fifth seasons.

TEN’s Chief Programming Officer, David Mott, said: “The commissioning of two new seasons of Offspring further cements Network TEN’s ongoing commitment to producing high-quality Australian drama that has a unique and interesting voice.

“Our audience truly connects with the vibrant, bold and complex characters they have come to know and love over the past three years. We can’t wait to see what’s next for Australia’s favourite family.

“I congratulate (producers) John Edwards and Imogen Banks on delivering a truly remarkable series,” Mr Mott said.

Imogen Banks said: “It’s lovely to be part of a show that has been so warmly embraced. We’re thrilled to be heading into a fourth season – it’s a testament to the hard work of everyone involved.”

Season Three has enjoyed a lift in word of mouth with the finale pulling 1.08m viewers. The season has also increased with timeshifted viewing by an average of 178,000 people each week.

TEN’s upcoming Drama slate includes Puberty Blues, Underground: The Julian Assange Story, Reef Doctors and Mr and Mrs Murder, as well as the continuation of Neighbours.

Offspring is produced by Southern Star.

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