Miranda is moved to BBC One!

by Lisa McGarry

Miranda, the critically acclaimed and multi-award-winning sitcom written by and starring Miranda Hart is to move from BBC Two to BBC One when it returns to screens for its third series, the timing of which is yet to be confirmed.

George Entwistle, Acting Director Vision, said: “Miranda’s been a tremendous hit with audiences on BBC Two and I’m very glad she’s let us persuade her to move to BBC One, where we believe we can build an even bigger following for her multi-award-winning show. BBC Two has done an exceptional job of supporting and nurturing Miranda over a number of years and I’m certain she’ll be equally well looked after at BBC One.”

Miranda Hart said: “I am very grateful to BBC Two for supporting and nurturing me, and trusting my vision for the show. Two will always feel like home. Now I feel like I am renting a swish apartment that I hope I don’t look out of place in or break all the furniture!”

Danny Cohen, Controller BBC One, said: “Miranda has become one of the great comedy stars of her generation. I’m a big fan and know that she will be much loved by BBC One audiences.”

Mark Freeland, Head of Comedy at the BBC, said: “More Miranda? That news puts an enormous smile on my face. From its life on radio and all the way through to BBC One – that’s a great story.”

Miranda is a BBC in-house comedy production. The last series was produced by Emma Strain and directed by Juliet May. Jo Sargent is the BBC executive producer.

Awards for the series include:

* Bafta 2010 – Female performance in a comedy role (nominated)
* Best Comedy Performance – RTS Awards 2010
* Best Comedy– Monte Carlo TV Festival 2010 (nominated)
* Best New British TV Comedy – British Comedy Awards 2011
* Best Comedy Actress – British Comedy Awards 2011
* People’s Choice Award – British Comedy Awards 2011
* Best Sitcom – British Comedy Awards 2011 (nominated)

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