Fancy being in the IT Crowd finale?

As we all off-the charts aware, there will be an IT Crowd Special finale. In case there is any doubt, The IT Crowd creator, Graham Linehan posted Vine videos relating to characters Roy (Chris O’Dowd), Moss (Richard Ayoade), Jen (Katherine Parkinson) along with the studio audience and crew, as part of the build-up to the […]

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IT Crowd getting the band back together for 2013 special?

Having written both Father Ted and Black Books, it’s no wonder that the Twitter universe hangs on every tweet that creator/writer/director of the IT Crowd creator, Graham Linehan, can conjure up in 140 characters or less. There was little hope back in October of 2011 of there being a fifth season of the brilliant series […]

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A bit of Christopher Guest greatness comes to the BBC in 2013

The brilliance behind the likes of This is Spinal Tap, Best in Show and Waiting for Guffman, among others, will be turning his talents to the BBC for the upcoming comedy series, Family Tree. Guest will executive produce and co-write the eight-part series, which will premiere on BBC 2 and HBO in the Spring of […]

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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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30-Rock EP sets sights on the greatness of Whites

As 30 Rock co-executive producer Ron Weiner makes plans to put the final season of the Tina Fey hit comedy to bed, he’s not letting any grass grow under his feet and has already lined up a couple of projects with Universal Television. The second project will be the one of most interest to Tellyspotting […]

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Brit TV bits and bobs to begin the weekend

Doctor Who 7 transmission date news — finally! News of the BBC broadcast premiere of Doctor Who finally came on Wednesday with the date of 1 September etched in everyone’s appointment television brain. This season has it all with more Daleks, more dinosaurs, more Weeping Angels and a River Song return. The newly released trailer […]

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ABC strikes again with plans for an American 'Spy'

Just when I thought it was safe to go back into the water comes the news from Deadline.com regarding ABC plans to give the British situation comedy, Spy, a ‘facelift’. Admittedly, this is not ABC’s wording, but it might as well be given the track record of the American broadcast networks when they repeatedly attempt […]

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John Leguizamo cast as American 'Del Boy'

Over the last several years, American audiences have suffered endlessly through remakes of Coupling, Life on Mars and Prime Suspect while being subjected to continued rumors of remakes of British greatness such as MI-5, IT Crowd and Doctor Who. As we reported with sadness recently, the most popular British situation comedy of all-time, Only Fools […]

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IT Crowd powers down – :(

When the word came down on Friday that the brilliant Graham Linehan comedy, IT Crowd, was coming to an end after four seasons, my first thought was to take the sage advice of either Roy Trenneman (Chris O’Dowd) or Maurice Moss (Richard Ayoade) and try turning it off and on again. Unfortunately, the message was […]

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