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Friday, 23 August 2013

ITV takes our advice and moves The Job Lot to ITV2


We hate to say "we told you so", but when The Job Lot first launched back in March we said it didn't belong on ITV. The pairing of this modern comedy with outdated Vicious on a Monday night seemed bizarre and didn't benefit either series.

Speaking at Edinburgh Television Festival it was announced that the comedy starring Russell Tovey would be returning for a deserved second series but that it would be moving to ITV2. Hurrah! That's where it should have been all along. The comedy, set in a busy West Midlands Job Centre focuses on the relationships between the people that work there and the people that don’t work there, or anywhere else for that matter.

The Job Lot boasted an impressive ensemble cast including Sophie McShera, Tony Maudsley, Jo Enright, Martin Marquez, Angela Curran, Adeel Akhtar, and Tamla Kari.

The Job Lot is a Big Talk Production, written by Midlands based writing team Claire Downes, Stuart Lane and Ian Jarvis. The first series was produced by Kenton Allen and Hannah Pescod.

Vicious and The Job Lot are the highest rating new half-hour scripted comedies of the year, based on completed series average.


It's not all good news as ITV also announced the return of the much panned comedy Vicious to their main channel and ITV2's slightly dull Plebs will also return.

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