Jack Dee comedy handed second series by ITV

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by David Prior

Jack Dee's sitcom Bad Move has been commissioned for a second series and Christmas special by ITV.

An Open Mike Production written by Dee and Pete Sinclair, Bad Move stars Jack Dee as Steve and Kerry Godliman as his wife Nicky who play a couple both on their second marriages who have decided that moving to the Yorkshire countryside from Leeds is the answer to all their dreams.

Joining Jack and Kerry and returning for six new episodes will be neighbours Matt (Miles Jupp) and Meena (Manjinder Virk), local rock star Grizzo (Seann Walsh), father in-law Ken (Philip Jackson), the local shopkeeper Shannon (Sue Vincent), Bronson (George Somner) and Alice (Thelma Ruby).

The first series secured 4.9million viewers in episode one, making it the highest rated comedy on television that week, with the series averaging out at over 4 million viewers.

The second series has been commissioned by ITV Comedy Controller Saskia Schuster and will be directed by Adam Miller, produced by Debs Pisani and executive produced by Andrew Beint.

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