The retirement home based sitcom will return for 6 additional 30 minute episodes following a successful first run that notched up a weekly consolidated average of 2.1 million viewers.
Phil Clarke, C4's Head of Comedy:
"I am delighted that Derek is coming back for a second run on Channel 4. It's an original comic vision, brave, funny and touching, with a star performance at its heart. It has already garnered a loyal following."
"Derek is probably my favourite thing of everything I've done, so I can't wait to start thinking up some new adventures for the gang."
Derek initially attracted controversy following claims that the program mocked the disabled.
... we don't think so, anyway!