OK, now this is getting ridiculous. Television executives continue to rely solely on the ideas of their forefathers by taking the ideas of years past, repackaging them for a new audience, and thinking they'll work. Most adaptations have been disasters so far, but that isn't stopping anyone from chugging along with the rehashes.
The UK's classic comedy Absolutely Fabulous is one of the most beloved sitcoms ever to grace the television screen, developing a passionate fan base on both sides of the Atlantic and winning several awards in its home country. Now Fox is one step closer to
ruining it making an American adaptation.
Some British TV shows such as the The Office have done rather well after export across the pond. Others, such as the US remake of relationship comedy Coupling did not fare so well, lasting just four episodes before having the plug pulled by NBC.
With all these pilots streaming into networks recently, it's become a feeding frenzy for actors looking for more work. There have been plenty of announcements made recently, let's take a look.
Harry Hill was named the UK's best entertainment performer for the second year in a row -- the third overall -- for his ITV comedy show Harry Hill's TV Burp.
On collecting the award Hill said: "I never thought I'd get three Baftas for a clip show. Ridiculous." The comedian lost out in the entertainment show category, however, which was awarded to Simon Cowell's reality hit The X Factor.Read more