MediaWorks TV has got back some of the 20th Century Fox shows it lost after the plug was pulled on an output deal with the American television distributor.

A statement from the company today said that programmes such as New Girl, Glee, The Simpsons, Family Guy and more would be returning to Four in 2014 while Sons of Anarchy, How I Met Your Mother and a new season of The Simpsons would be playing on TV3 again in the New Year.

The new deal with Fox also includes a new Robin Williams comedy The Crazy Ones, and two new network dramas, Crisis and Gang Related.

MediaWorks made no mention of whether Fox-distributed hit sitcom Modern Family would be back in its schedule in its announcement.