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New Year brings Inbetweeners sitcom to BBC America

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Dec 5th 2009 1:01PM
The award-winning Inbetweeners is coming to BBC America in 2010.One of the best British comedies you've never heard of is headed to BBC America in early 2010.

The Inbetweeners features a handful of awkward young men constantly stuck, well, "in between" childhood and adulthood, loneliness and popularity, romance and dignity, etc. The electric wit of the show's dialogue helped it knock down "Best New Sitcom of 2008" at the British Comedy Awards.

Written and created by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris (Peep Show, Flight of the Conchords). the show stars Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley and Blake Harrison as the hopelessly awhward teens struggling through a new school in suburban Britain.

Shows like The Inbetweeners are so crisply written and so painfully true to human nature that their importing onto American screens only encourage U.S. sitcoms to pick up their game. Remember the revelation of The Office? It revolutionized sitcoms across the board on American networks.

The Inbetweeners premieres with back to back episodes Monday, January 25, 9:00p.m. ET/PT. All future episodes premiere on Wednesdays, 9:30p.m. ET/PT.

Do yourself a favor and don't let it get by you.

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Rich Johnston

Just a small thought, as a Brit terribly familiar with Inbetweeners (now) - will there be problems showing this on BBC America? I know they've had to cut some shows before but... well, this feels like a show that HBO would have to cut chunks out of first.

December 05 2009 at 7:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
2 replies to Rich Johnston's comment

lol maybe not hbo but it might have to be cut. I caught up on this show online, but I was wondering does bbc america edit shows alot?

December 05 2009 at 8:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Aaron - yes. It's well known that they cut Top Gear, and they've got notices up on their Facebook page that the upcoming Doctor Who specials will be uncut for their premieres, but edited for time in subsequent showings. Of course, those are time cuts and not content cuts, but I'd be surprised if those didn't happen too.

December 05 2009 at 9:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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