If you remember my issues yesterday with Prime Suspect, we have more for everyone on the ‘why are they re-doing this series‘ front, with the British comedy, Free Agents. Seems as though the genius of the original Channel 4 series from the producers of Spaced and Black Books which starred Stephen Mangan (Green Wing, Dirk Gently, Episodes ) and Anthony Head (Buffy, Manchild) has been tagged by NBC network executives as part of a new hour of ‘comedy’ on Wednesday nights.
Ok, the American version does have Hank Azariaa along with Anthony Head reprising his role as the sex-obsessed head of CMA, but still, anyone want to start a pool as to which series will go down first between Prime Suspect and Free Agents? Just a thought.
For those that aren’t familiar with the British original, Free Agents is the story of Alex and Helen, two emotionally damaged talent agents that are having difficulty shaking off their respective past relationship disasters. Personally, I wish Stephen Mangan (Alex), who recently starred in the Matt LeBlanc series, Episodes, about a British couple trying to re-make their hit British comedy series for American television, would have been allowed to convince NBC network executives that this might not be such a good idea. Just me, however.