13th Doctor to be unveiled Sunday following Wimbledon Men’s Final

With Death in Paradise‘s Kris Marshall the odds on favorite to replace the now-departed Peter Capaldi, we are less than 48 hours away from knowing the identity of the 13th Doctor. The official announcement is set to be made at the conclusion of the BBC1’s coverage of the Wimbledon Men’s Final that is scheduled to wrap […]

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IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade heads to ‘The Crystal Maze’

There is now joy in Mudville today and, yes, Virginia there is a Santa Clause as Channel 4 has finally confirmed that the brilliant 90s classic, The Crystal Maze, will return for a 20-part series beginning in 2017. Originally hosted by the greatness of Richard O’Brien (Rocky Horror Picture Show), the newest incarnation will see former IT Crowd star […]

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U.S. 'IT Crowd' won't be gathering Moss 2nd time around

While IT Crowd series creator/writer, Graham Linehan, has made his best attempt to calm any well-deserved fears by assuring adoring fans through Twitter that “we will get it right this time” and that it will retain the essence of the original show, Richard Ayoade, who played Moss in the original Channel 4 UK version, will not reprise his role as he did in NBC’s original attempt.

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U.S. networks to adapt 'Moone Boy', 'IT Crowd'

You might remember NBC’s fatal 2003 attempt at adapting the Steven Moffat/Sue Vertue situation comedy, Coupling. I say fatal because even though there were 11 episodes produced (which is still a miniscule number of episodes for an American sitcom), it was cancelled after only 4 episodes with 7 of them having never seen the light of day to this day. 180 degrees in the other direction, however, was NBC’s re-make of Ricky Gervais’ brilliant series, The Office, which ran for 9 seasons largely due to the talents of Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer and Ed Helms.

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Net Neutrality, John Oliver and the IT Crowd

Whatever side of the fence you are on, with all the talk in recent weeks about net neutrality and what the FCC might do that could change the way the United States uses the Internet, we must turn our attention to the brilliant John Oliver as he shares his thoughts on net neutrality and the […]

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Familiar faces to head upcoming comedy projects beginning tonight!

With so much attention being paid to recent drama greatness such as the Sunday night return of Vera and last nights premiere of Prey starring John Simm, we have been neglecting the strong comedy offerings that are on the horizon starting tonight on BBC One. Over to Bill – tonight on BBC One’s Comedy Playhouse […]

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Nick Frost has 'snakes in his hips' in Cuban Fury

Nick Frost’s dancefloor comedy Cuban Fury hits the cinema on Valentine’s Day 2014. In 1987, Bruce Garrett (Frost) was a salsa prodigy with ‘fire in his heels and snakes in his hips’ and the UK Junior Salsa Championships in his sights. A freakish bullying incident on the incredibly mean streets of London robbed him of […]

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Friday Funny – Meet the Moones

Finally! It’s Friday. It’s Friday before a long weekend in the States. What better way to end the work week and get ready for the 3-day weekend than to go behind the scenes of one of the funniest sitcoms that have come along in some time. Moone Boy, co-written and starring Chris O’Dowd (IT Crowd) […]

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R.I.P. Mel Smith

Mel Smith, English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor, best known for his pioneering work on the sketch comedy shows Not the Nine O’Clock News and Alas Smith and Jones has died of a heart attack at the age of 60. Smith and comedy partner, Griff Rhys Jones, founded Talkback in 1981, which grew […]

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