HBO locks up Bad Girls

Do you like women? Do you like prisons? If you answered "yes" to both, then you may just like the most recently announced project from HBO.

The pay cable network is adapting the British drama Bad Girls, a show about a women's prison, for American television, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The British version lasted eight seasons across the pond and won several UK television awards.

Helping the show make the jump from the UK to the US will be Alan Ball, the award-winning creator of Six Feet Under. Bell and HBO appear to be on great terms as of late; in addition to Bad Girls, Ball is developing the vampire drama True Blood for the network.

Details on the US version of Bad Girls have not been released, but viewers can expect something more along the lines of Oz rather than an exploitation flick like Caged Heat.

Women's prisons appear to be on studio execs' minds. Fox is working on a female-centric spin-off of its hit Prison Break, tentatively titled Prison Break: Cherry Hill (seriously).

No time frame has been targeted for HBO's Bad Girls.

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They should Get Mariska Hargitay to play in it!!!!!
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Are they hot?
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why cant Americans come up with there own stuff and not remake stuff
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This is great news; one of the trashiest british shows getting remade for an american market, oh what joy! As for Prison Break: Cherry Hill are they insane? I love Prison Break but with that title it ranks up their with worst tv show title since BJ and the Bear! I mean what is it with the powers that be; is originality something of the past? Not only will we not have to put up with the Life on Mars pastiche but also Bad Girls. What will it be next? Coronation Street; the us version or Eastenders even?
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Hmm Bad girls was Brilliant in the Uk, but i don't think it will be any good in the US, too different of a prison system.
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what is it with all the negative remarks!? i for one am hopeful this series (Bad Girls) does well, as i am about Life on Mars (AND Kath & Kim) - both shows I didnt really get into the respective uk versions but Life on Mars seems promising enough. If they suck then dont watch! Then they'll get axed after a few episode, but at least give them a chance to be made - same thing with the 90210 remake



Also, whats with this 'taking good shows from the UK b*ll*cks?? We (The Uk) cant leave and Amrican reality show in peace. We take S#'t broadcasts and make them worse by simply adding UK to the end, or changing their names to something even lamer like 'Are you smarter then a 10 year old', because the 5th Grade was really all that confusing....!



which is sadder?



I'm a fan of tv series, a true fan. i dont judge, i just watch - then make up my mind gradually. If it trully sucks i just tune out and wash my hands. As i did with the very lame, 'Unhitched' Fox aired this season and 24 for example.
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Lol i loved Bad gIrls, ive watched every single episode, from season 1 to 8, but im a little aprehensive about an american adaption. I really dont like most british dramas (even though im from the U.K, i know, how sad)but Bad Girls was absolutely brilliant. Yes, after like season 6-7 things got a bit sloppy but hey, what show doesnt have a sloppy season? Im still not sure how this will map out, seeing as Bad Girls was like 8 to 12 episodes per season, how are they going to maintain a plot that would take up like 2 seasons.
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seriously? WTF is with the not so original dramas? why does USA have to strap off everyone else? if they want to air aussie, british or any other country's show, they shouldn't have to adapt it to their own culture! its called multi-culturalism! learn some culture!
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yet we don't feel the need to remake 'friends' with an english cast.. americans - ethnocentric idiots that can't relate to anything outside their own retarded culture
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not sure if its good or bad
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Well this isn't some Network this is HBO, if they can keep it dramatic with some good writing acting then this might succeed. You can bet they'll be many male viewers watching this show.
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All adaptations are not always bad. I watched The Office UK and USA version. I think they are both equally funny. The US version even got more seasons out of it and a spin-off show.
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I'm open to this.

First off it will be on HBO which means the series will able to do the same stuff that ITV allowed to do.

Secondly it's written by Alan Ball, one of the few men on TV who can actually write for female characters brilliantly.

Taking those two things into account all I can say is bring it on!
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I've watched the first 4/5 seasons of the original on BBC Canada and Showcase and there is no way the american version will stand up to the British original.
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Where is any originality?
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I Love America, They Make Brill Shows But Can't Leave Our English Shows Alone. Life On Mars, Spaced & Now Bad Girls!!!
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Ok...I'm confused :P
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Man, they arent gonna leave any UK show unadapted are they?
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Stop toying with British shows. Stealing Spaced and Life on Mars was taking the p*ss but this is just silly!
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Prisoner: Cell Block H was the original, and best women's prison series. I remember watching it when I was a kid. Even my dad watched it. Bad Girls??? I KNOW I'll pass.
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Oh lord no... First they butcher Life on Mars, then Spaced get laughed off screens an now they're going to try do Bad Girls. Still to the really great US dramas and keep those on our televisions!
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Make it a reality show with Paris and Nicole doing some real jail time, like for 30 days and show it on it FX.
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How will this affect Prison Break: Cherry Hill?
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oh my
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If they want a new demographic maybe they can call it Prison Break: One Tree Hill... lol
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