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BBC comedy 'Gavin & Stacey' to get U.S. treatment on FOX

By Matthew Dougherty,

The next British comedy to be adapted for U.S. television is officially Gavin & Stacey, and it will be brought by FOX.

The Hollywood Reporter said that the show revolves around a couple trying to keep their long-distance relationship going while having vastly different family lives.

According to Deadline, this is not the first time that Gavin & Stacey has been attempted for American audiences. ABC tried in 2009 with writers Stacy Traub and Hayes Jackson.

FOX’s series will be written by David Rosen, creator of MTV’s hit cult show I Just Want My Pants Back. Meanwhile, creators of the original series, James Corden and Ruth Jones, will executive produce the American version.

The British Gavin & Stacey ran for three seasons (and a Christmas special) from 2007 to early 2010 (Jan. 1, to be exact). The show had a total of 20 episodes in its run.

It started out on BBC Three but due to its popularity was eventually moved to BBC Two and then BBC One.

The American version has no cast or air date yet.

 
 

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