BBC One today announced that it has commissioned a second series of family-based sitcom ‘Citizen Khan’.

BBC One Controller Danny Cohen ordered a further seven episodes of the studio sitcom starring Adil Ray centred on larger-than-life self- appointed community leader Mr Khan and his long suffering family.

The first series of Citizen Khan launched in late August this year and made a very positive start launching with 3.7 million viewers and a 21% share on its first transmission.

“BBC One has a long tradition of laugh-out-loud family comedy for all generations. ‘Citizen Khan’ has delivered this whilst bringing new comic talent and a fresh flavour to the channel. I can’t wait for the second series.”

Mark Freeland, Head of BBC In House Comedy said; “With sitcom to grab attention all you can ask is laugh out loud funny distinctiveness, authenticity and great characters. I think we۪ve certainly grabbed people۪s attention.”

Adil Ray said; “I am thrilled. This is testament to the hard work of the cast, my co-writers and the entire crew. I have been touched to hear from families nationwide who have already taken this cuddly bearded Pakistani Muslim from Birmingham into their hearts and living rooms. Above all, I thank Community Leaders who continue to spring up everywhere who provide the inspiration.”