or


[07/12/07 - 12:34 PM]
Stars of Hit British Comedy Show "Little Britain" to Headline New HBO Comedy Series
The six half-hour episodes of the new show will begin shooting in the U.S. this fall, with debut slated for 2008.

[via press release from HBO]

STARS OF HIT BRITISH COMEDY SHOW "LITTLE BRITAIN" TO HEADLINE NEW HBO COMEDY SERIES

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2007 - Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the stars of the smash-hit BBC comedy "Little Britain," will headline a new HBO comedy series, it was announced today by Carolyn Strauss, president, HBO Entertainment. Executive produced by Simon Fuller (creator and executive producer of "American Idol"), and longtime personal managers and award-winning producers Larry Brezner and David Steinberg, the six half-hour episodes of the new show will begin shooting in the U.S. this fall, with debut slated for 2008.

"We're always looking for innovative performers, and Matt Lucas and David Walliams are two of the most exciting new comedy voices to emerge in recent years," noted Nancy Geller, senior vice president, HBO Entertainment. "The combination of Simon Fuller, who has an amazing track record in exporting British talent - encompassing everything from creating the Spice Girls to bringing David Beckham to Los Angeles - and Larry Brezner and David Steinberg, who have brought their remarkable comedy expertise to HBO by producing specials for Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, among many others, is sure to produce a terrific series for our subscribers."

"The new series will be a sketch show set in contemporary America," explained David Walliams. "We are taking some existing characters and writing new material for them, as well as introducing new characters and ideas. We're very keen to take 'Little Britain' to as wide an audience as possible, so we're looking forward to working in the States."

"We have grown up with huge respect for American comedy, so going to work there with HBO, which is the home of some great talent, will be a great experience for both of us," said Matt Lucas.

"Matt and David have created something original and definitive in 'Little Britain'," observed Simon Fuller. "The show is an absolute smash everywhere it is seen, and I am certain it is going to be loved by a US TV audience as well."

The "Little Britain" TV series became an instant hit when it debuted on BBC Three in 2003, and grew in popularity when seen on BBC One. The show featured Lucas and Walliams playing a variety of recurring characters in sketches that spoof contemporary life in Britain.

The series will be produced by HBO Entertainment in association with 19 Entertainment and MBST (both CKX Inc. companies) and Little Britain; executive producers are Simon Fuller, Larry Brezner, David Steinberg and Matt Lucas & David Walliams.





  [july 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· AMERICAN IDOL (ABC)
· LITTLE BRITAIN USA (HBO)





[05/26/18 - 12:13 PM]
ESPN's Most-Watched NBA Conference Finals Game 6 Since 2012
ESPN spins the numbers for Friday, May 25.

[05/26/18 - 08:20 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS Tops Viewers, Shares Demo Crown
The Eye splits the adults 18-49 honors with NBC and ABC.

[05/25/18 - 11:09 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 25
Updates include: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces fourth season pickup of "The Expanse"; Barbara Boxer to "Run" for FX; and Mick Betancourt joins Syfy's "Deadly Class" as co-showrunner.

[05/25/18 - 12:57 PM]
E!'s "Total Bellas" Delivers Series High in P18-34 and W18-34 for Season Three Premiere
E! further spins the numbers for Sunday, May 20.

[05/25/18 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC Tops Demos with "The Last Days of Michael Jackson" Special
The two-hour special powers the Alphabet to an adults 18-49 victory last night.

[05/25/18 - 08:01 AM]
Alyson Hannigan, Connie Ray, Todd Stashwick, Taylor Ortega, Ciara Wilson And Erika Tham Join The Cast Of The Live-Action "Kim Possible" Disney Channel Original Movie
Hannigan will play the role of brain surgeon Dr. Ann Possible (aka Mom Possible) and Ray will play grandmother Nana Possible.

[05/25/18 - 07:40 AM]
Keith Olbermann to Expand Multi-Faceted ESPN Role
Olbermann will combine select studio assignments with on-site opportunities, including calling the radio play-by-play with analyst Jim Bowden for Astros at Yankees on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN Radio.

[05/25/18 - 05:51 AM]
Red Nose Day Raises Over $42 Million to End Child Poverty, Top Talent Turns It on for NBC's Night of Themed Programming & Live Special
The campaign has now raised over $42 million for children who need it most in America and around the world - totaling more than $145 million in the campaign's first four years in the U.S.

[05/24/18 - 11:08 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, May 24
Updates include: Lesley Ann Warren, Max Ehrich cast in Lifetime's "American Princess"; P.J. Byrne books return trip to "Big Little Lies"; and Janine Sherman Barrois, Michelle Nader ink overall deals with Warner Bros. Television.

[05/24/18 - 03:42 PM]
MTV Heats Up Summer with the Return of "Floribama Shore"
The 14-episode run will feature original cast members Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson, Aimee Hall, Kirk Medas, Nilsa Prowant, Candace Rice and Gus Smyrnios.

[05/24/18 - 02:40 PM]
ABC Moves Up to No. 2 in 2017-18 for Its Most Competitive Season in 10 Years
ABC further spins the numbers for the season to date.

[05/24/18 - 02:36 PM]
Shining, Gleaming, Streaming, Flaxen, Waxen "Hair Live!" Is NBC's Next Musical Event
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have executive produced each of NBC's live musicals since "The Sound of Music" revived this innovative programming genre, will executive produce the telecast.

[05/24/18 - 01:12 PM]
Netflix Re-Teaming with Dee Rees for "The Last Thing He Wanted"
The story is based on the 1996 novel by Joan Didion and centers on hardscrabble journalist Elena McMahon who finds herself on dangerous ground as the Iran Contra Affair's arms for drugs plot reaches its tipping point.

[05/24/18 - 12:31 PM]
NBC Entertainment Podcast Network Debuts with Fan Favorites "American Ninja Warrior" and "The Good Place"
Hosted by "The Good Place" guest-star Marc Evan Jackson, "The Good Place - The Podcast" debuts Friday, June 1.

[05/24/18 - 12:30 PM]
"Young & Hungry" Returns for "The Last Bite" with a Two Episode Season Premiere, on Wednesday, June 20
The final season sees Gabi and Josh happily together and in love, but now navigating their new status as a full-fledged couple.