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"Free Agents" premiers - no, not that one, the original one

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#1 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 01:11 PM

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"Free Agents" premiers tomorrow, Saturday, October 8.

Now you may ask "Didn't NBC just cancel this show?"

Yes. But the 2009 original will be shown on BBCA - all six episodes which is the usual season for Brit TV. Unfortunately this Channel 4 Television Corporation production was not picked up for even another six.

So if you're NBC, why not buy an American version...?:rolleyes:

And yet, I'm going to watch because I'd bet the six episodes will be funnier. I may be wrong, but I'll risk the half hour.

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 02:58 PM

It is so effing funny however as the norm BBCA will probably edit it for broadcast tv, don't know why they do that because they are a cable channel. I am afraid much of the risqué humor will be bleeped or removed.

Here is a post I put on my Facebook wall about Free Agents:

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I love UK TV shows, I'm currently watching the Channel 4 comedy Free Agents which NBC is remaking hoping for another "Office". Anyway the funny thing about our British cousins is they have so many different slang words for just about everything. I speak English yet I'm always having to look up words like Bellend or Minge. Todays word from Free Agents UK was Felching. The sad thing is once you learn the meaning of a newly discovered word no matter how hard you try you can never unlearn it.

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#3 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 07 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

Yes. But the 2009 original will be shown on BBCA - all six episodes which is the usual season for Brit TV. Unfortunately this Channel 4 Television Corporation production was not picked up for even another six.

So if you're NBC, why not buy an American version...?:rolleyes:


Well...

To be fair... The Office was a huge hit in the UK... but only had two 6-episode seasons plus a Christmas special (~14 episodes total)... and yet NBC has taken that into what 7 or 8 20+ episode seasons now?

The flip side... Fawlty Towers has been optioned a couple of times in the US to abysmal failure.

Sometimes the shows work, sometimes they don't. When they do work, it's genius and we get WAY more than the BBC ever does for a series... but when they fail, they tend to crash and burn in a hurry.

I honestly can't think of any middle-of-the-road American options for British shows. They all seem to be great success or horrible failure.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:07 PM

Whoa, it's the Brit from Episodes.

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

The flip side... Fawlty Towers has been optioned a couple of times in the US to abysmal failure.


I thought that sounded familiar.

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#6 OFFLINE   phrelin

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:26 PM

Whoa, it's the Brit from Episodes.

Yeah, that's what makes the failure of the American version of "Free Agents" so ironic. Brit show brought to America....;)

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