Nine’s comedy series Here Come the Habibs, produced by Jungle, will return for a second series.
The first episode attracted a national audience of almost three million viewers (including encore screenings and catch-up streaming on 9Now). The show has proved to be successful with younger viewers, ranking as the #2 program with People 16-39 for each of its four episodes.
Here Come the Habibs has now reached a total of 7.593 million Australians across the four episodes that have aired.
In a joint statement, Nine’s heads of drama, Jo Rooney and Andy Ryan, said: “After 15 years without a new comedy on commercial TV, Australia has fallen for the Habibs. We’re delighted to bring back the Habibs and their uptight neighbours for another series of comedy, chaos and multicultural mayhem.
“It has been a joy to work with producers Jungle and our amazing cast, and we guarantee audiences even more laughter and controversy in series two.”
Here Come the Habibs was created by Jungle’s Rob Shehadie, Tahir Bilgic and Matt Ryan–Garnsey. Production on series two will commence later this year.