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    hodgie64

    [1]Feb 16, 2007
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    Has anyone heard any more on the Fox TV version of Peep Show? Could be interesting...

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    stuxmusic

    [2]Mar 28, 2007
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    No. It couldn't.
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    mrking

    [3]Apr 6, 2007
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    The US networks shouldn't even remake UK TV series
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    untouchable57

    [4]May 4, 2007
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    Against it completely, but here you go.

     

    http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/programming/a46104/us-version-of-peep-show-in-development.html
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    electricpeppers

    [5]May 7, 2007
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    Oh they're not are they?
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    runtheplacered

    [6]Jun 1, 2007
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    well i would agree with everybody here, that they shouldn't remake this show.. but then i thought about it for a second.. instead of jumping straight onto the bandwagon.

    the office remake was actually fairly well done, in my opinion. I've watched every episode so far, and I'm pretty sure I'll watch it up until it's finale. Now, to give you some benchmark as to what I generally think of American television (as an American, mind you). I despise it. There's very little to no American television that I can actually watch. The rare exceptions tend to be cartoons. So, so far british remakes 1, everything else 0. I'd say let's give it a shot.

    Besides, it's not as if the remake will bring harm to the original at all. It doesn't just disappear because somebody remade it. So I hope it happens.
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    beensfield

    [7]Sep 2, 2007
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    Why can't we just get these shows in America on some of our regular stations, rather than completely re-making them? Is the American public so stupidwe can't enjoythem in theiroriginal form? I found out they're going to make a re-make of Life on Mars as well. Ugh.

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    hodgie64

    [8]Oct 7, 2007
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    Strange point of view given that your profile pic is of The american version of the Office
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    samku69

    [9]Oct 9, 2007
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    Worst idea sincethe making of the US Office. In my opinion.
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    petef20

    [10]Oct 11, 2007
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    I can understand why they want to remake British shows for the US, but they aren't going to be as good as the original (certainly with Peep Show).
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    Hoopskidoodle

    [11]Nov 16, 2007
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    That would be a horrible idea. An American adaptation would likely be, The Office notwithstanding, a heavily censored and dumbed-down disaster, with little of the wit of the original show. "Peep Show" is too edgy for American Network sensibilities. The first time that Super Hans opened his mouth, the FCC would fine every station that carried the show.
    Edited on 11/16/2007 3:12pm
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    Withnail87

    [12]Apr 28, 2008
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    What's up with remaking shows nowadays? It's a stupid trend... They seem to be doing it left and right.

    Anyways, I can guarantee you it would suck big time. Just look at the american office. Dumb, dumb over the top american humour... they will "sitcom"ify it.

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    pornstaresque

    [13]May 3, 2008
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    It might work, provided they find a comic duo as awesome as Mitchell & Webb. Without that kind of an comic chemistry, it's not going to work, not even close.

    Also, they might tone it down too much for American audiences.. And Peep Show isn't Peep Show without masturbating over hobbit/elf porn and inappropriate jokes like nazi love. In other words, most likely a doomed attempt but hey we'll see.
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    ContinuumVortex

    [14]May 20, 2008
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    This is just wrong life on mars, IT Crowd, Spaced now this? is there something fundamentaly wrong US TV execs? they cancel really good shows like moonlight thats won awards and try to remake everything british, i wont be surprised if they try it with doctor who soon, the US LoM looks abbysmal from the trailers aswell,

    Wright and Pegg have nothing to do with the US Spaced either and have even been refused to even just look to see if their atleast doing it right,

    The US office works because its basically an office and offices world wide are mostly the same it was an easy concept to copy but even that only work because they've changed it enough its still only The Office by name aside from that its not like the british version.

    I dont see why american like us cant just sit back and watch our programs like we watch theirs, this is not a bash at Us people btw its just lately the TV execs from over there must be blithering idiots riding tricycles around their office while wearing propeller hats they dont seem to know what their doing at all.

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    coruscant

    [15]Jun 5, 2008
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    This should not go ahead, just like U.S Spaced.
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    song85

    [16]Jul 13, 2008
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    Ah, the classic British vs. American Television. I am a Canadian, but its good to have shows that give you a different perspective. Canadian shows such as CBC's Intelligence are great drama's, called by some as even anti-American. I also love BBC's Spooks, another pro home-country show, but nonetheless very enjoyable. Lastly, the pro-American show of 24. Its a great action show, with twists, turns and action with every episode, again very pro American. I love shows from everywhere, but depending where it is made, and who is watching will always garner different reviews. On a side note, I love both the American and British versions of the Office. British comedy is always more quick witted and the American one is all about in your face, more obvious humour, but both are good in terms of their respective audiences.
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    Hoopskidoodle

    [17]Sep 7, 2008
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    No, it wouldn't be interesting at all.

    Most of the bits and jokes that make "Peep Show" so funny couldn't air on Fox. It would be censored to hell and then dumbed way way way down for the American television-watching public. It would be a unqualified disaster on the same level as the American "Red Dwarf" pilot. Have you ever seen that piece o' sheet?

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    mrsfleeshman

    [18]Dec 29, 2008
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    I suppose that the humor in it is very British at times, some of the jokes the Americans might not get. But it could never be as good as the British version.

    And they'll never find a pair as perfect as Mitchell and Webb for the roles.

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    sdn87

    [19]Apr 23, 2009
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    They supposedly did a pilot for an American Peep Show on FOX... They didn't use the POV camera though. They didn't order any episodes (thankfully). Now I hear again that they're trying to do a version for Spike and have the original creators of the show writing it... But I don't know if I want to watch two twenty-something American losers kicking around all day... I can see that by going to a mall.
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    kieran3486

    [20]Apr 20, 2011
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    I totally agree with beensfield. American TV execs need to stop patronising American audiences and just air original British comdies instead of ripping them off and getting them completely wrong.
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