'Peep Show' is definitely coming to an end, Channel 4 confirms

Sitcom will return for ninth series in 2014 but talks about its conclusion are already taking place

Long-running Channel 4 sitcom Peep Show will soon be coming to an end.

The popular comedy about dysfunctional flatmates Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb) will return for its ninth series next year (2014) but Channel 4 is already liaising with the show's creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain about how best to lay it to rest.

In an interview with Chortle, the channel's head of comedy Phil Clarke revealed: "We're talking about Peep Show, how that's going to be rounded off." He then confirmed the show is ending "for sure" and added that "the discussion is about how it's going to conclude".

Peep Show debuted in 2003 and became the longest-running comedy show in Channel 4's history when it returned for its eighth series last year (2012). Armstrong and Bain's sitcom has been a hit with critics as well as viewers, picking up numerous prizes at the BAFTAs and British Comedy Awards over the years.

Armstrong and Bain's subsequent work includes creating another comedy hit, Fresh Meat, for Channel 4 and The Old Guys for BBC1.

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