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sapphirejedi
post Oct 30 2007, 08:14 AM
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If this has been posted already, then I apologize....


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071030/tv_nm/spaced_dc


Fox "Spaced" out on Brit sitcom

By Nellie Andreeva 47 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Fox is developing a comedy based on the British series "Spaced," which revolves around two strangers who pose as a married couple in order to rent an apartment.
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The original series, which ran on Channel 4 for two seasons, was written by Simon Pegg ("Shaun of the Dead") and Jessica Hynes, who starred as the fake couple.

Adam Barr ("Will & Grace") is writing the script for the Fox version; the network has committed to a pilot.

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The only bright side of this is it might help get the original released here in the States on DVD. People normally like to see the original to compare. Then again, they might not want to do that. Anything the US makes will pale in comaprison...
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post Oct 30 2007, 08:17 AM
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I really don't see this as a good idea.

Edgar has just posted a blog saying that they haven't even bothered to contact him regarding this!

That completely sucks!


This whole thing smells of no good.
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post Oct 30 2007, 08:25 AM
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Maybe Edgar, Simon, and Jess can keep this bad idea in permanent limbo. I don't want them to take one of THE BEST SHOWS EVER, and turn it into ca-ca. 9 times out of 10, when the US "borrows" a TV show idea from the UK, it ends in disaster. I guess I'm just a narrow-minded ole grumpy-gut, but that's how I feel.
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post Oct 30 2007, 08:54 AM
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Edgar seems to think that he has no veto power on this
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:02 AM
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Yeah, I read that on myspace. God, can't we come up with one GOOD idea on our own here without having to steal from the Brits? Heck, we even steal their reality shows! All we give to the world is Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, and Lindsay Lohan. I do apologize for that BTW wink.gif
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:07 AM
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And if the shows are good enough to steal - then why not just screen them as is???

Do the US TV executives really believe that Americans will have some terrible aversion to watching English stuff?
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:22 AM
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I believe they do. My brother and dad, with the exception of soccer, had an aversion to watching anything that wasn't from the US (My mom, being the genius that she is, always loved British TV and film). I sat them down to watch HF and Shaun of the Dead, and now they're hooked. I even had my dad watching Top Gear with me now (BTW-they showed Pegg's epi tonight. Brilliant!!!)

I've basically converted to Brit TV only. The only American show I watch anymore is Lost. Sadly though, many Americans are snobs when it comes to TV. Most of them don't even know that most of what they're watching comes from Britian, as does many of the actors they love soooo much. My aunt didn't even know Hugh Laurie was English 'til she saw him on one of my Black Adder DVDs. Sad, isn't it?
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:26 AM
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We can only hope that Fox will dick it around like so many other shows and it'll get cancelled after a couple of episodes.
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:45 AM
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We can only hope that Fox will dick it around like so many other shows and it'll get cancelled after a couple of episodes.
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McG might be directing too - oh joy...

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111797497...d=1236&cs=1&p=0
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post Oct 30 2007, 09:48 AM
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In a perverse kind of way, I'm actually interested to see what they will do with this!

She's probably too old for it now, but Bea Arthur for Marsha?! tongue.gif
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post Oct 30 2007, 10:06 AM
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I'm with Raven on seeing how it might work out.

Who know...maybe there will be a 3rd series (albeit in a weird US way)

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post Oct 30 2007, 10:22 AM
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This is stirring a kind of macabre interest in me; I'm having Caroline in the City type visions of what the show would look like with Tim the aspiring artist and Daisy the aspiring writer sharing their Manhattan loft conversion.

Brian is the weird eccentric living downstairs, played in a Reverend Jim (Christopher Lloyd's character from Taxi) kind of way, with Twist being Daisy's glamorous but bubble-headed best friend from her High School days (missing the point, she probably does work for a NY fashion house). Mike would be slightly dim-witted college roommate of Tim's, who lurches from one relationship to another alá Joey from Friends.

God what a road accident - it can't fail!
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post Oct 30 2007, 10:33 AM
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Let's set up really poor casting for now.

Brian Krause (aka Leo from Charmed) as Tim...

I was going to do more but I've hit rock bottom already.

Maybe Wil Wheaton as Brian, that might actually work...

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post Oct 30 2007, 10:33 AM
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If this goes ahead, I think they should have Simon, Jess & Edgar as co-writers or at the very least, script editors.
If this isn't the case, I hope they do something original with it: It's fair enough to have the same characters or plot set ups,... but they should really have new script/jokes... otherwise it's just a poor quality cover version, ...and they might as well overdub the original with american accents.


It's gonna be crap though, isn't it?... sad.gif

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post Oct 30 2007, 10:34 AM
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Fuck it.

We should all go & audition.
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