The release date for The Dumping Ground series 5 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Dumping Ground Series 5 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CBBC has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series information and cast
A British children`s drama and comedy series that`s been on the air since 2013, The Dumping Ground is based on Jacqueline Wilson`s book. It is produced by BBC and executive produced by Foz Allan, Lis Steele and Lucy Martin. The current fourth series has aired on CBBC on January 29, 2016.
The series` plot revolves around children and care workers` lives in the Ashdene Ridge care home. There is no lack of either drama or fun adventures in The Dumping Ground. Connor Byrne, Amy-Leigh Hickman, Philip Graham Scott, Mia McKenna-Bruce, Miles Butler-Hughton, Kia Pegg, Sarah Rayson, Reece Buttery and Stacy Liu are among the stars of The Dumping Ground. The series` premise and setting are certainly interesting and unusual, bringing up issues of foster care in a way suitable for children.
Ratings, awards and renewal prospects
The series holds a score of 7.7/10 on IMDb, and has a very high rank on CBBC`s list of programs. It has garnered two British Academy Children`s Awards – for Best Drama in 2013 and Interactive in 2015, and a 2013 Writers` Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Children`s Television Script. The first series averaged over 0.5 million viewers per episode, the second averaged just under 0.4 million viewers, and the third series` ratings slid to 0.311 million per episode. The fourth series is still on the air, so The Dumping Ground`s prospects are still unclear. Please stay tuned for the news on the show`s renewal or cancelation, and we will inform you as soon as any announcements are made.
UPDATED July 9, 2016: In a bulk renewal announcement CBBC has made many welcome revelations on July 8, 2016. Some of the most loved programs have been renewed, and among them is the hit comedy and drama series The Dumping Ground, which has been commissioned for the fifth series. Even though its viewership ratings have not been in the best of shapes, the show`s still very popular, and many fans are very grateful for its return. Sign up for our automatic updates and you will receive a notification of the series` release date as soon as it is announced.