British TV isn't like America, where every year the US networks reveal in one go which shows have made the cut, and which haven't. Here, it's much more complicated.

Nevertheless, we all try our best to follow the fates of our favorite series, and find out whether they've been cancelled or renewed for another year, which is where this guide comes in.

So, from BBC1 big hitters like Doctor Who and Sherlock to cult comedies including Channel 4's Catastrophe, here's a channel-by-channel run down of the future of current UK TV series. Will your favorite be coming back?




Call the Midwife RENEWED
Christmas special to return in December 2016 followed by series 6 in 2017

Death in Paradise RENEWED
Series 6 expected in early 2017

Doctor Who RENEWED
There will only be a Christmas special in 2016. Series 10 will arrive in 2017.

Happy Valley RENEWED
According to Sally Wainright there will be a series 3 – but not for a while. In the meantime, she says, she's working on an idea for a television musical...

Inspector George Gently NO DECISION
Co-star Lee Ingleby hopes for series 8, but no confirmation yet

The Missing RENEWED
Series 2 will return later this year

Series 2 starring Michelle Keegan will return later this year

Aidan Turner is already filming series three – and says the show could run for five series...

Sherlock RENEWED
Series 4 will air in early 2017

Last Tango in Halifax RENEWED
Series 4 expected later this year


Citizen Khan RENEWED
Series 5 will air later this year

Mrs Brown's Boys RENEWED
Specials are anticipated "up until 2020"

Not Going Out RENEWED
Series 8 or spin-off series expected later this year

Peter Kay's Car Share RENEWED

John and Kayleigh will return for the second series in 2017


The Apprentice RENEWED
Series 12 to return later this year

The Great British Bake Off NO DECISION

Series 7 is currently airing, but there has been no official word on whether it will be back – or even if it will still be on the BBC.

Strictly Come Dancing RENEWED
Series 14 is currently underway

Talent show will return next year on ITV with Emma Willis as its only host after Marvin Humes' exit