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Preview: The Singles Table

The Singles Table

In the US: NBC mid-season show.

In the UK: Not yet acquired

Weddings are crap times to be single. With no partner, you’ll probably end up on Table 18 – The Singles Table. And that’s the entrance point for probably the funniest of the various sit-com previews that I’ve seen so far.

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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?

US TV

Preview: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, starring Bradley Whitford and Matthew Perry

In the US: Mondays, 10/9c, NBC. Starting September 18th.

In the UK: Acquired by Channel 4, with possible More4 first screening. No date yet.

For a lot of people, this has been the preview we’ve all been waiting for – for roughly three years. Ever since Aaron Sorkin got thrown off The West Wing, addiction to the unique skills of one of America’s finest writers has had millions around the world craving even the slightest piece of new dialogue or characterisation.

Now comes a complete series, 13 episodes commissioned so far, with a cast to die for and a budget to match.

Has it been worth the wait? Erm, maybe.

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Review: Aquaman

Aquaman



In the US:
Available on iTunes. One episode and one episode only.

In the UK: Fake a US address and get it from iTunes. Or something.

As discussed earlier this week, Aquaman is a dead pilot. It has ceased to be. Or to WB, which was its original destination. Then The WB network decided to merge with UPN to create The CW (it’s all a bit Reggie Perrin, isn’t it?) and Aquaman got squeezed out.

The question is: was Aquaman unfairly denied airtime? Should it be up in the Brilliant But Cancelled Hall of Fame?

No. It shouldn’t. It’s pants. Or should that be trunks?

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