Life of Riley is a British television sitcom created by Georgia Pritchett and produced by Catherine Bailey Productions Limited about a recently married couple - both of whom have been married before - and revolving around their dysfunctional family.
The series premiered in the UK BBC One and BBC HD on 8 January, 2009.
Life of Riley premiered in South Africa on DStv's BBC Entertainment channel on Friday 26 August 2011, at 17h00. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 2 premiered on BBC Entertainment on Friday 7 October 2011, at 17h00. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are six episodes in the second season.
Life of Riley is based around newlywed couple Maddy and Jim and their dysfunctional extended family circle of children, step-children, step-siblings, half-siblings, ex-partners and in-laws.
In this series, Maddy finds a pregnancy test which she is convinced belongs to one of her stepchildren – but when she eventually tracks down the owner, their identity comes as a big surprise.
Also, in the aftermath of the family move, the cat has vanished, half their possessions are missing, and a crate is doubling as the baby's cot.
In the middle of it all, Maddy and Jim struggle to get used to their new house, their new neighbours, and each other's children.
The theme music is a cover version of The Lightning Seeds' song, "The Life of Riley".
Series exclusive to BBC Entertainment
Season 1 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 26 August 2011 | Finale: 30 September 2011 | Fridays, 17h00
Season 2 (6 episodes)
Premiere: 7 October 2011 | Finale: 11 November 2011 | Fridays, 17h00