The BBC has cancelled its Porridge reboot after just one series.
The new version of the classic comedy struggled to find an audience, and will not return for Series 2, a BBC spokesperson informed RenewCancelTV:
“We are very proud of the show and delighted that we had the chance to connect comedy writing giants Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais back with a mainstream audience on BBC One.
Whilst we currently don’t have any plans for a second helping of Porridge there are lots of exciting new comedies coming soon to BBC One for audiences to sink their teeth into including Home From Home, Warren and Mister Winner.”
In the new Porridge, Nigel ‘Fletch’ Fletcher, grandson of Norman Stanley Fletcher, has been banged up in Wakeley Prison for a series of cybercrimes.