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Fox has released an official list of guest voices for the upcoming season of The Simpsons. America's favorite family will welcome the likes of Alec Baldwin, Ricky Gervais, and Lily Tomlin into their animated yellow bosoms.
Jul 30, 2005
This fall's Simpsons guest stars
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This fall season, The Simpsons will be joined by a star-studded roster of guest voices, including Alec Baldwin, Dennis Rodman, Terry Bradshaw, and more. Kelsey Grammer will return to the show in his recurring role as the menacing Sideshow Bob. The Simpsons will be with us forever!" link="/the-simpsons/show/146/summary.html"> ...

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Level 88 super user danbambridge talks to TV.com about managing his workload, what he would change about TV, and the differences between UK and US television.
Dec 16, 2008
Lights, Camera, Community: danbambridge

As a level 88 user, there aren't many TV.com community members who can say they can look down on danbambridge. He's editor of 144 shows (144!!) and a huge piece of the user-driven machinery that keeps TV.com afloat.

Hailing from the UK, danbambridge certainly has a great deal of insight into both UK and US television, Autumn Reeser, and more.

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News Briefs: The Office U.K.'s David Brent Is Getting His Own Movie
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Dec 25, 2009
Classic Holiday Clip: Christmas at The Office, BBC-Style
On the twelfth and final day of our holiday video countdown, we give you this heartwarming clip from the original version of The Office. Merry Christmas!
It worked with The Office and Deal or No Deal, so the peacock keeps it up.
Nov 09, 2006
NBC looks overseas for sitcom inspiration

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.

Cable channel wants to broaden horizons while retaining loyal viewers with slate of new shows.
Mar 30, 2006
BBC America targets younger viewers

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 ...

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Ricky Gervais, creator of the cringingly hilarious comedy The Office, is butting heads with the BBC over the channel his new series, Extras, will air on.
Jul 13, 2005
Ricky Gervais feuds with BBC

Ricky Gervais' new comedy series, Extras, isn't even on the air yet, but Gervais has already locked horns with the BBC over the production of a second season.

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 ...

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It is not the first time that the US has overhauled a classic and successful Australian or UK comedy to cater for the American audience, which apparently will reject anything that's not home-grown.
Oct 27, 2010
Is a US remake of Wilfred barking up the wrong tree?

Hit Aussie comedy Wilfred is the latest series to get an American adaptation, joining the likes of Kath & Kim, The Office, Being Human and Life on Mars.

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"Trust, encouragement, reward, loyalty... satisfaction. That's what I'm..you know. Trust people and they'll be true to you. Treat them greatly, and they will show themselves to be great." - David Brent.

The Office tells a story of a few people working in a British office working hard to not lose their jobs. This hilarious comedy won a Golden Globe award for best comedy series. It was created by Ricky Gervais and Steve Merchant.

David Brent (Ricky Gervais) is a manager of low intelligence and has no sense of humor, but is convinced that he is the best, the most entertaining and the most well liked boss of all time.

Today the show has been sold in more than 60 countries and it even had a remake in America. The Office is the first non-American show nominated in the category of best television musical or comedy for a Golden Globe Award; and Ricky Gervais was the first non-American actor nominated for the lead role in a television comedy for the same award. The Office won both awards and left Sex and the City & Matt LeBlanc empty handed.

When the series aired the first season, they did not even know how popular it would get in some future episodes. The fact that its release on the DVD format proved to be the BBC's best selling comedy release shows its mass popularity and appeal.

The writers at the start did not imagine that a second season would be created and after bowing to pressure to create one they would not do it again for a third. The show ended on a high note after two Christmas specials which tied up knots and rounded off wonderfully the first two seasons.

Opening Theme Song: "Handbags and Gladrags" performed by Fin.

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