'Spaced' To Be Dumbed Down for Americans

October 30, 2007

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Admittedly, I was pretty surprised and relieved when NBC remade the outstanding UK The Office and it came out as something genuinely watchable, and even enjoyable. But rather than treat this as anomaly it is, Fox is going to take a role of the dice and try not to ruin Spaced, the classic sitcom from Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright.

The show was picked up by US producers Wonderland Sound and Vision after the company’s president, Peter Johnson, was told about the show by someone in a comic-book store.

As a fan of Pegg’s Shaun of the Dead film, he decided he wanted the rights – and now Fox has ordered a pilot episode.

And if for some reason you're holding out hope, bear in mind that someone from Will & Grace is adapting it. So at best they'll find a way to work in a squeaky voice, flaccid sexual tension, Harry Connick Jr., and some evidence of how flamboyant gay people are.

This news makes my insides hurt.

America Gets Spaced [Chortle]

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