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MTV Picks Up 'Inbetweeners,' Sex Advice Show 'Savage U' and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 31st 2011 4:45PM
MTV logoMTV is bringing an Americanized version of another hit British teen show to the airwaves.

This time, the boys of 'Inbetweeners' will bring their awkward adventures to American TV screens. According to Entertainment Weekly, MTV ordered a 12-episode season to air early next year. Like it did with 'Skins,' the network has brought original creators Damon Beesly and Iain Morris on board to executive produce the U.S. version.

"It's got an incredibly strong and authentic young voice," said David Janollari, MTV programming head, of 'Inbetweeners.' "We were really successful in adapting it for our audience and making it sound like a quintessentially American suburban experience."

As for MTV's other British teen show adaptation, 'Skins,' the jury's still out. MTV hasn't yet decided if it will bring the show back for a second season.

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News Roundup: Ed O'Neill Denies Dissing Jane Lynch, MTV's 'Inbetweeners' Cast and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 9th 2010 12:00PM
Ed O'Neill'Modern Family' patriarch Ed O'Neill said he was misquoted in a recent article that alleged he didn't think Jane Lynch deserved her Emmy for playing Sue Sylvester on the Fox hit 'Glee.'

A TV Guide Canada story earlier this week (which has since been retracted) quoted O'Neill as saying "I love Jane, honestly I do. I'm dying to star in one of Christopher Guest's movies alongside her, but I don't think she should have gotten the Emmy for that part. [Sue Sylvester] is just a one-note character."

However, the actor told Entertainment Weekly, "I never said those words and transcripts of the press conference attest to that fact. ... I absolutely never said, nor do I believe that Jane -- whom I think is an enormous talent -- was undeserving of the award."

In other TV news ...

As MTV's 'Skins' adaptation readies for its Jan. 17 premiere, the lineup of its 'Inbetweeners' remake is coming together. Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Zack Pearlman and Mark L. Young will play the misfit high schoolers, while Taika Waititi will direct the pilot. [Deadline]

Actress Phyllis Frelich will stop by 'CSI' in a February episode. The Tony winner will play Grissom's mother, a professor at a school for the deaf. [EW]

Could Paul McCartney pay tribute to John Lennon on 'Saturday Night Live' this week? Yesterday marked the 30th anniversary of the former Beatle's death. [The Wrap]

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What's On Tonight: 'Scrubs,' 'Human Target,' 'America's Next Top Model,' 'Tosh.0'

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 10th 2010 12:15PM
Old ChristineHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern).

  • At 8, ABC has a new 'Scrubs,' followed by new episodes of 'The Middle,' 'Modern Family,' 'Cougar Town,' and 'Ugly Betty.'
  • CBS has a new 'Old Christine' at 8, then new episodes 'Gary Unmarried,' 'Criminal Minds,' and 'CSI: NY.'
  • NBC has a new 'Mercy' at 8.
  • FOX has new episodes of 'Human Target' and 'American Idol.'
  • The CW has the season premiere of 'America's Next Top Model' at 8, followed by the premiere of 'High Society.'
  • TCM has 'The Gay Divorcee' at 8, then 'Top Hat.'
  • At 9, Bravo has a new 'Real Housewives of Orange County,' then a new 'Shear Genius.'
  • Syfy has a new 'Ghost Hunters' at 9.
  • Food Network has a new 'Throwdown with Bobby Flay' at 9.
  • Travel Channel has 'Man vs. Food Presents Carnivore' at 9.
  • History Channel has a new 'MonsterQuest' at 9.
  • At 9:30, BBC America has a new episode of 'The Inbetweeners.'
  • At 10, NBC has a new 'Law and Order: SVU.'
  • USA has the season finale of 'Psych' at 10.
  • TBS has two new episodes of 'Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns' at 10.
  • Food Network has a new 'Dinner: Impossible' at 10.
  • TV Land has the series premiere of 'First Love, Second Chance' at 10.
  • E! has 'Chelsea's Big Interview Special' at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new episode of 'The Real World.'
  • At 10:30, Comedy Central has a new 'Tosh.0' at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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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.

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