Sharon and Rob will be back for two more series of Catastrophe

The wait is over, Rob and Sharon will definitely be back for not one, but two more series of Catastophe.

The show about the dysfunctional couple has been given the go-ahead for a third and fourth series by Channel 4.

Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney during filming of the Graham Norton Show at the London Studios, in central London.
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The show, written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney as characters named after themselves, has been a critical and commercial hit and racked up a string of awards.

Series three, which will be made up of six episodes, will into production in November for a premiere on Channel 4 in 2017.

Sharon and Rob said: "We are thrilled to be making a third series of Catastrophe. Rob and Sharon are a blast to spend time with.

"And we're not talking about ourselves in the third person, we're talking about the characters.

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan participates in AOL's BUILD speaker series to discuss season 2 of their comedy series Â
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"We're eager to breathe life back into Rob and Sharon. Okay, now we are talking about us. In the first series Rob and Sharon went through a lot (us) and even more in the second series (back to the characters).

"We're looking forward to putting Rob and Sharon (both us and the characters) through further pain for your enjoyment (now we're talking about you)."

Phil Clarke, head of comedy at Channel 4, said: "I am thrilled to commission a third and fourth series of the multi award-winning Catastrophe. It's a welcome return for the brave, razor edged, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny portrayal of a modern, long term relationship."

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