'Us & Them', the U.S. version of 'Gavin & Stacey' shelved by Fox

Network television in the States is a cruel business at times. Us & Them, a remake of popular British situation comedy Gavin & Stacey, has ‘officially’ been axed before it ever saw the light of day. Cruel, yes. Deserving, maybe. The original commission was for 13 episodes which was, subsequently, downsized to a paltry 6 […]

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'Broadchurch' U.S. remake to star "American" David Tennant

I guess when the track record of remaking British telly brilliance by American television networks is what it is for as far as the eye can see, nothing surprises you with regards to what gets remade and what lengths producers will go to to trick it up to try and attract an audience.   The […]

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Matt Groening spoofs Downton Abbey in Simpsons season finale!

The town of Springfield has long been ‘on the map’ as a destination city because of its’ most famous family, the Simpsons. Springfield, however, is also known as the home of the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant, owned by Montgomery Burns, the Kwik-E-Mart, run by Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Barney’s Bowl-A-Rama and The Leftorium in Springfield Mall.   […]

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'Downton Abbey's' Michelle Dockery to cameo on Fox's 'Family Guy'

Normally, if I heard that an actor or actress was attempting to follow in the footsteps of Benedict Cumberbatch, I would say just move on and get in another profession. In this case, however, I think Downton Abbey‘s Michelle Dockery will be ok, even though when the star of the BBC’s Sherlock (and just about […]

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Fox orders U.S. version of Gavin & Stacey

U.S. broadcast networks have struck again and will try to mine a bit of UK gold with the announcement that the Fox network has ordered a pilot of the British comedy sitcom, Gavin & Stacey. This will be the second attempt at a U.S. version with the first being the 2009 ill-fated ABC version. Ill-fated […]

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