British TV comedy is preparing for an American invasion, with Stateside comedy kings David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik and Arrested Development star David Cross crossing shores to make shows for UK broadcasters.As the article mentions, this model of an American-led British writing team, has experienced considerable ratings success with My Family (created by Fred Barron)
Unfazed by the lukewarm reaction to Friends producer Adam Chase’s BBC3 comedy Clone, the writers hope to bring the verve and high gag ratio of the best US sitcoms to shows with strong British appeal.
Their solution? Fish-out-of-water situations involving Brits in the US and vice versa, and strong back-up from British writers.
Monday, November 16, 2009
In Broadcast, Robin Parker speaks to American sitcom writers who are working on commissions from UK broadcasters.