Little America?

David Walliams and Matt Lucas have approached Simon Fuller, one of the creators of Pop Idol. Do they want to sing? Do they want to dance? Stranger still, it seems, according to Variety, that the dynamic comedy duo may want to create a version of Little Britain for HBO in the US.

Variety doesn’t mention what form this show might take. Little America? Little Britain with subtitles to explain the jokes and help out with the accents?

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Only one more series of The Apprentice?

The Media Guardian reports that Sir Alan’s in-depth televised quests for new office workers may only stretch to one more series. Turns out Sir Alan wants a greater say in which candidates he gets to pick from – understandable, since he eventually has to employ one of them – while the production company wants candidates that will make great television. Unless that particular conflict is sorted out, Sir Alan is going to have to resort Monster.com in the future.

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Armando Iannucci’s Time Trumpet coming soon

Armando Iannucci is pretty much a comedy genius. He’s been a writer, performer and producer on TV and radio, cranking out hits such as The Day Today, I’m Alan Partridge, Lionel Nimrod’s Inexplicable World, The Thick of It, Knowing Me, Knowing You, The Mary Whitehouse Experience, The Friday Night Armistice and, surprise, surprise, Armando Iannucci’s Charm Offensive.

Coming to our screens very soon (10pm on BBC2 next Thursday in fact) is Time Trumpet aka The Time Trumpet. The spiel from the Radio TImes goes like this:

Comedy series written by Armando Iannucci. Set 30 years in the future, it looks back at events today, speaking to older versions of current celebrities. Sixty-year-olds Ant and Dec talk about the day Charlotte Church vomited herself inside out. Plus the end of Blair, the rise and fall of David Cameron and a very old Tom Cruise. Also featuring Stewart Lee, Richard Ayoade, Matt Holness, Adam Buxton.

A 10-minute trailer has already aired and here it is for your enjoyment. Don’t forget to watch it!

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