Fans of Friday Night Dinner have patiently been waiting for news on a potential series 6.

The hilarious Channel 4 series has cemented itself as an iconic comedy staple in the UK, offering classic British humour with a host of family characters that we can all relate to in some way or another.

Hopefully not Jim, though!

Here’s everything you need to know about the latest season rumours. Will there be a series 6 of Friday Night Dinner?

Friday Night Dinner season 6

Friday Night Dinner season 6

Will there be a series 6 of Friday Night Dinner?


On May 13th, 2019, Channel 4 confirmed that they will produce a season 6 of Friday Night Dinner.

Series 1 reached colossal viewing figures of 1.5 million before the latest season 5 finished up with similar stats.

Produced by Big Talk Productions, it’s clear that producers are keen to pick up where the figures left off.

Kenton Allen, Big Talk CEO said:

Friday Night Dinner has grown into a monster hit for Channel 4 and it’s incredibly exciting to see the audience growing every season as new viewers fall in love with the antics of the Goodman household.

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 13: Simon Bird attends the World Premiere of “The Festival” at Cineworld Leicester Square on August 13, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)

When will season 6 air?

Not until 2020.

Channel 4 have confirmed that the next series will be filmed in late 2019, before airing in early 2020 – likely January or February.

Fiona McDermott, Head of Comedy at Channel 4, said:

We’re delighted that audiences love Friday Night Dinner as much as we do at Channel 4, and are thrilled that it will be returning.


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It’s always brilliant when audiences for a show grow over time and we’re thrilled that more and more people are falling in love with the Goodmans.

Series 5 aired six episodes in total and concluded on June 8th, 2018.

The next series will run for six episodes.

Which cast members are returning?

All of them!

Fortunately, there will be no changes to the cast list, with all of your favourite stars returning to their usual roles.

This means Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal returning as the Goodman Family, with Mark Heap as Jim.

Friday Night Dinner season 6

Friday Night Dinner season 6

Meet Johnny!

Johnny is played by Tom Rosenthal and is one of two brothers, making up the family of four.

The 31-year-old is also an actor on Plebs and a stand-up comedian.

He is starting to appear more on panel shows too, and recently featured on new Comedy Central programme Roast Battle, where he called fellow comedian Chris Ramsey a “Lego haired lesbian”.

Tom also has a very unique Instagram page, where he gifts his 44,000 followers with the same pose in every picture.

Of course, that’s him putting up his fingers in various places across the world.



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