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This article is for the science fiction comedy franchise, for the spaceship see Red Dwarf (spaceship).
Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises ten series (including a ninth mini-series named Back To Earth) of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999 and on Dave in 2009 and from 2012.
The series was created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, who also wrote the first six series. As well as the television episodes, there are four bestselling novels, two pilot episodes for an American version of the show, a radio version produced for BBC Radio 7, tie-in books, magazines and other merchandise.