Eddie Izzard show gets a green light

RichesThat Eddie Izzard show I mentioned a while ago has been given the all-go signal from FX in the US. Now called Riches and co-starring Minnie Driver, it will run for 13 episodes, starting some time in the second quarter of 2007.

It’s supposed to be FX’s family show. However, they’ve already had to reshoot the pilot to lighten its tone. I wonder why? Here’s the plot…:

Series, formerly titled “Lowlife,” revolves around a family of traveling grifters who take the identity of an upper-middle-class suburban family.

“Riches” stars Izzard as Wayne Malloy, a father questioning the marginal life his family leads. Show follows he and his wife Dahlia (Driver), newly sprung from a two-year prison stint and now battling a drug habit, as they and their three children get accustomed to their new identities as the well-to-do Riches.

FX chief John Landgraf said “Riches” is the cabler’s first family show — “albeit a show and a family unlike any television viewers have seen before.”