Here Come the Habibs launched with a bang, immediately cementing itself as Australia’s No. 1 comedy, and all of our favourite characters will be back for a second series, the Nine Network announced today.
The first episode attracted a national audience of almost 3 million viewers (including encore screenings and catch-up streaming on 9Now) and the smash-hit comedy has proved enormously successful with harder-to-reach younger viewers, ranking as the No. 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, produced by Jungle for the Nine Network, was created by Rob Shehadie, Tahir Bilgic and Matt Ryan-Garnsey. Production on series two will commence later this year.
HERE COME THE HABIBS SERIES ONE CURRENTLY SCREENS TUESDAYS AT 8.30PM ON NINE