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Fresh new comedy coming soon to BBC Three

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Dana Stevens | 11:17 UK time, Tuesday, 31 May 2011

We've got some very exciting programmes to tell you about including some really great new comedies....

Pulling (Sharon Horgan as Donna)

Sharon Horgan as Donna in Pulling

Fans of Pulling actress Sharon Horgan will love this new prison based sitcom Life Story as it means Sharon's back on BBC Three. This time she's playing Helen Stephens, who's been wrongly imprisoned for murdering her boss. Her release looks increasingly unlikely as her family and friends don't seem keen on helping her get out. Her younger sister Laura has moved into her flat and taken her place in the pub quiz team. Her fiancé and alibi, Justin, is relieved as it means he won't have to face up to dumping her and the weirdo from work, Henry, is beginning to realise his weekly prison visits are the only guaranteed way to spend time with her. And that's before we even mention her more than useless lawyer.

Next up is something for all you fans of Elijah Wood - yes, Frodo from Lord of The Rings is coming to BBC Three! In this new series Elijah plays Ryan, a struggling lawyer who strikes up a friendship with his neighbour's dog. The thing is, he's the only one who doesn't just see a pet pooch but a rude, surly Australian bloke in a cheap dog suit. Sounds interesting and it's sure to be funny as it was adapted from the original Australian series by David Zuckerman, who worked on Family Guy, American Dad and King of The Hill.

You love 'em, we love 'em and so we're bringing them back. White Van Man starring Will Mellor and written by comedian Adrian Poynton has been recommissioned. And the brilliant Him & Her featuring Russell Tovey and Sarah Solemani has just finished filming and will be back later this year. And those rude, crude and hilarious puppets Mongrels will also be back for another series.

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We'll be bringing you photos and news from the set of Mongrels soon on the blog, so watch out for that.

Other programmes coming to BBC Three soon include Up For Hire Live, a whole week of documentaries and live discussions tracking four young people as they attempt to get a job and explore the job market. One-off documentaries include: Mixed up in The Middle East which will follow the journey of Reya who's half-Jewish and half-Arabic as she attempts to understand how the conflict affects her cousins on both side of the divide, and Britain You're Welcome To It which focuses on a group of Eastern European immigrants during their initial few weeks in England.

And last but not least, series 2 of Lip Service is filming now in Glasgow.



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