Gogglebox is yet to be renewed for series 8
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Series info and format
Gogglebox is a hit British reality series broadcast on Channel 4 since 2013. Seven series have been produced so far, with the seventh chapter kicking off on February 19, 2016 and set to conclude on June 3, 2016. The series hails from Studio Lambert, with Tania Alexander executive producing. Every episode is filmed within a one-week time frame, so that the television highlights of that week can be discussed by different members of the cast.
The concept of the series is really uncomplicated – Gogglebox features British television viewers in their own homes watching British television, reacting and commenting on it. There are families with and without children, groups of friends, flatmates, grown siblings, people of different nationalities, ages and sexual orientations.
Popularity and renewal expectations
Gogglebox is an immense hit in the UK, has a 7.9/10 IMDb rating and has steadily and significantly increased its audience from season to season. The series 7 premiere episode of Gogglebox delivered the highest viewership numbers in the show's history, with an audience of 4.98 million viewers. The series' popularity prompted widespread international adaptation of the format, with US/Canadian, Australian, Chinese, South African, Israeli, Ukrainian and numerous European versions. None of them, however, have reached the British original's level of popularity. The newest spinoff is Gogglesprogs, a junior version of the show that has debuted on Christmas Day 2015 as a one-off special, and has been commissioned for a full-length series, slated to air in 2016. There has been no word from Channel 4 regarding Gogglebox series 8, but neither is there really any doubt that the show will be renewed. Stay tuned for relevant announcements.