Alan Partridge returning to TV

Steve Coogan's iconic character is joining Sky Atlantic

Alan Partridge is returning to television with a raft of new shows for Sky Atlantic.

Steve Coogan’s legendary DJ and talk show host will hit the channel with a re-edited version of Mid Morning Matters, which originally aired online through Fosters Funny, as well as two original hour-long commissions.

Alan Partridge: Welcome To The Places of My Life sees Alan tour his beloved Norfolk, visiting the places that have shaped the man he is today, while Alan Partridge on Open Books with Martin Bryce will feature Alan getting interviewed by an author (Robert Popper) about his literary works. A second series of Mid Morning Matters will also be screened in 2013.

Coogan said of the news: “Alan has been off the TV for too long but he is even more excited than me about his chance t have a second bite of the cherry. Alan feels the second decade of the millennium is the right time.”

Naomi Gibney, acting channel director of Sky Atlantic, added: “I am delighted that we are bringing the formidable talents of Steve Coogan to Sky customers. Joining some of the most iconic comedy names including Russell Brand, Kathy Burke, Julia Davis, Armando Ianuncci and Jack Dee will firmly establish Sky Atlantic’s comedy credentials and indicates the scale of our ambition.

“As we continue to actively build our slate of originated and acquired comedy, securing Steve Coogan ensures Sky Atlantic will become synonymous with the cream of comedy.”

Watch a trailer for Mid Morning Manners below.
https://link.brightcove.com/services/player/?bctid=656326268001