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The Kumars at No 42 set to make TV return

Sanjeev Bhaskar in The Kumars at No 42
Image caption The Kumars at No 42 won two International Emmys and a British Comedy Award

The Kumars at No 42 are set to make a comeback this autumn in a new Sky 1 series about the comedy family.

Sanjeev Bhaskar will return as the amateur chat show host who interviews celebrities in his family home.

The new show - reportedly called The Kumars at No 42B - sees his clan forced by the economic downturn to share a flat in Hounslow, west London.

"It's incredibly exciting to revisit these warm, oddball characters and bring them up to date," said Bhaskar.

"We've tried to retain what viewers loved about the original show and to inject new characters and elements in a slightly new format that we hope will appeal to an even broader audience."

The original show started out on BBC One before switching to BBC Two and had seven series between 2001 to 2006.

The new version will see Meera Syal - Bhaskar's wife - resume her role as the fictional Sanjeev's grandmother, known as Ummi.

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