FOX Gets 'Spaced' Out - Original Brit...

FOX Gets 'Spaced' Out - Original British series was created by ...

There are 6 comments on the story from Oct 30, 2007, titled FOX Gets 'Spaced' Out - Original British series was created by .... In it, reports that:

FOX has given a put pilot commitment to an American version of the popular British comedy "Spaced." McG's Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce along with format owner Grenada America.

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Huntsville, AL

#1 Oct 30, 2007
Wasn't this show down in the states already? Anyone remember Ned and Stacy?

Feltham, UK

#2 Oct 31, 2007
Wright says: "I don't really want to get involved at all, but it infuriates me that they would a) never bother to get in touch but still b) splash me and Simon's names all over the trade announcements and infer that we're involved in the same way Ricky [Gervais] & Steve [Merchant] were with [the Americanized version of] The Office. Also, it's worth stressing that I will not be profiting from this reversion, nor do they have to get permission from me to make it."

But how does he really feel? "I'm calling for everyone to refer to the U.S. version of Spaced as McSpaced from now on. I can't think of a better distillation of the whole idea."


#3 Oct 31, 2007
i loveeeeee SPACED - i am a huge fan of simon pegg's work - this american verison will need smart funny actors/writers liek the orignal did or else it will fall on its ass. but even then nothing will come close to the original

North York, Canada

#4 Oct 31, 2007
this is the worst idea ever! Spaced is my all-time favorite show and it is because of Simon and Jessica - you can't reinvent it.

It's not the same as transplanting The Office (plus it's 8 years old at this point).

They're going to pull a 'Coupling' on it.

I hope I'll eat my words, but I doubt it.

Vancouver, Canada

#5 Oct 31, 2007
Dearl lord... Just when you think fox can't get any worse, here's the proof.

What next? They're going to re-shoot 'Star Wars' starring Keannu Reaves as Luke Skywalker and the cast of "America's next top model" as stormtroopers in bikinis?

Vancouver, Canada

#6 Oct 31, 2007
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!
It's Halloween, not April Fool's Day.

In the words of anti-Nike "Just don't do it". I'm guessing they didn't ask Pegg and Wright's permission because they knew exactly what their answer would be.

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