Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Oy Just Don't

Gavin & Stacy was an endearing funny show with a bit of a quirky subversive streak written by people who understood the regional differences they were playing with. This won't work well.

The Fox remake is the third attempt to create a US version of the show. Jane Tranter, head of BBC Worldwide said the first script would be delivered “by Thanksgiving” and a decision over to push on with the show would be made early next year.

American network NBC, which took on The Office, was the first to buy the rights in 2008. At the time, the idea was to make Gavin from New Jersey and Stacey from South Carolina. The idea fell apart, and a year later it was picked up by ABC, but that also collapsed.