Farrelly brothers bringing I'm with Stupid to America
by Adam Finley, posted Oct 23rd 2006 3:58PM
The BBC3 comedy I'm with Stupid, about a man who befriends a boy in a wheelchair and moves into a home for the disabled, is being retooled for NBC by Peter and Bobby Farrelly, the duo behind such films as Dumb and Dumber and Me, Myself and Irene. Peter Farrelly will direct the pilot episode, and both brothers will executive produce the new series along with Bradley Thomas and Ben Silverman. Kenton North, an executive producer on the original British series, will also serve as an executive producer for the American adaptation. Silverman has already successfully helped to get two other shows from different countries off the ground in the states, NBC's The Office and ABC's Ugly Betty. We'll have to see if he can work his magic again with this new series. Wil Calhoun, a writer for Friends, is set to pen the pilot episode.