Beloved BBC Comedy 'Staged' Ending After 3 Seasons


| LAST UPDATE 06/20/2023

By Riley Hammond
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The time has come for us to say goodbye for one of our favorite comedy duos. David Tennant and Michael Sheen's hit BBC production, Staged, is coming to an end after its upcoming third season. The dynamic duo has been entertaining us with their antics for three whole seasons, but now it's time for them to move on to new projects.

In a recent interview with The Sun, Tennant explained why the show was ending: "We’ve had a wonderful time filming the series but have no plans to do more. It was a show borne out of a particular period of time – lockdown – when we were all in our houses communicating via Zoom, as our characters did in the show. We couldn’t get out." If you haven't seen Staged yet, allow us to fill you in. It's a comedy that features Tennant and Sheen playing exaggerated versions of themselves as they prepare to present different theatrical productions. But here's the catch: thanks to the pandemic, they had to rehearse over video chat! We'll admit we we've never tried to rehearse a play over the computer, but we bet it's harder than it seems. Staged wasn't the first time Tennant and Sheen teamed up, though. They also starred in Good Omens, a hilarious show about an angel and a demon trying to prevent the Antichrist from causing chaos on Earth. And just like Staged, it was so popular that it got additional episodes.

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But we didn't bring you here without any good news to share - the Doctor is making a comeback! And by the Doctor, we mean David Tennant. After more than a decade since his last appearance, Tennant will return as the beloved time-traveler in three special episodes of Doctor Who that will air later this year. Don't worry, Jodie Whittaker will still be the main Doctor, but Tennant's brief return is sure to delight fans who have been missing him.

So, there you have it – some good news and some bad news. Staged may be coming to an end, but we can look forward to seeing David Tennant back on our screens as the Doctor once again. As for us, we'll be over here reminiscing about all the laughs Staged brought us and eagerly waiting for Tennant's return to the TARDIS.

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