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NBC is close to ordering pilots for three comedies based on international shows.
I'm With Stupid is based on the BBC 3 comedy about a down-and-out guy who befriends a wheelchair-bound young man and winds up moving into his group home for the disabled.
Kath & Kim is based on the hit Australian sitcom about a divorced mother and her miserable daughter who live together in the suburbs.
The IT Crowd, is based on the UK Channel 4 series about the geeky and unappreciated information technology workers at a company. All the deals are contingent on casting.
A high school drama from the creators of the UK hit Footballers Wives and fresh takes on Robin Hood and Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde are among the new dramas set to air on BBC America in the next year, the cable channel said Wednesday.
BBC America general manager Kathryn Mitchell said the offshoot of the venerable British broadcaster wants to broaden its appeal to a slightly younger audience, "but we don't want to lose those loyal viewers."
The new series include:
Waterloo Road (eight, hour-long episodes) centers on an inner-city high school where the despondent teachers have given up trying to make a difference as they struggle to cope with their personal problems and nightmare day jobs. The cast includes Jason Merrells, Jamie Glover, and Angela Griffin. It was written by Footballers Wives creators Maureen Chadwick and Ann McManus. It is ...Read more
The series stars Gervais as a struggling actor with delusions of grandeur, and it boasts high-profile guest stars such as Ben Stiller, Kate Winslet, and Samuel L. Jackson. This star power and the success of Gervais' previous hit show, The Office, prompted the BBC to schedule Extras on its largest station, the BBC1.
Gervais, however, demanded that the show be aired on the lower-profile BBC2 and has stated his refusal to write a second season if the change is not made. He believes that overexposure and a quick rise to hit status will surely ruin Extras, and he wants the series to win viewers' favor at a less hurried speed.
"The mainstream really scares me," Gervais declared. "All my favorite things ...Read more