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Danny Wallace has said that his upcoming sitcom Awkward Situations For Men is unlike anything else currently on screen. It was recently confirmed that a new pilot is currently in the works for the ABC show, which is based on Wallace's book of his ShortList magazine columns. Wallace told Digital Spy: "I love the final cut of the original pilot - which also features me, in true sitcom style, singing the theme tune as I run around America with the other guys in the (more) »
- By Mayer Nissim
Writers Jeff and Jackie Filgo have departed ABC's upcoming Danny Wallace sitcom Awkward Situations For Men. The network is currently producing a reworked pilot for the show, which is based on Wallace's book of the same name. Deadline reports that both writers, who also served as executive producers on the original pilot, have now left the project. Danny Wallace confirmed to Digital Spy that the pair's exit had been amicable. He explained: "I'm happy to say absolutely nobody quit Awkward Situations for Men, though (more) »
- By Morgan Jeffery
Exclusive: Jeff Filgo and Jackie Filgo have left ABC's comedy hopeful Awkward Situations For Men. The hybrid comedy starring popular British humorist/on-air personality Danny Wallace is one of 3 pilots from this past development season ABC is making new pilots for, along with How To Be a Better American and Wright vs. Wrong. That '70s Show veterans Jeff & Jackie Filgo wrote the original pilot with Wallace and served as executive producers/showrunners. Warner Bros. TV, which produces the project, will presumably bring in a new showrunner to replace them for the reworked pilot. Inspired by Wallace's book Awkward Situations for Men, the ABC project follows him as he moves to the U.S. with his wife, only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble. Wbtv recently extended the options on Wallace and his co-stars on the show Tony Hale and Laura Prepon. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
ABC has reportedly asked for two comedy pilots to be remade. According to Deadline, the network ordered a new episode of Awkward Situations For Men. The show, starring Danny Wallace, is about a British man who clashes with his new American neighbours. ABC has allegedly asked for the comedy to become broader. Meanwhile, the network has also asked for a new pilot of Wright Vs. Wrong. The programme features (more) »
- By Catriona Wightman
ABC may be giving comedy Awkward Situations For Men a second shot. I hear the network is ordering a new pilot from the Warner Bros. TV-produced project, which stars Brit Danny Wallace. Auspices, including writers Jeff Filgo, Jackie Filgo and Wallace, are expected to stay the same. The goal I hear is to make the comedy, about a relatively famous British on-air personality (Wallace) who moves to America with his wife, broader. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
"That '70s Show" star Laura Prepon is set to co-star opposite Danny Wallace in the ABC comedy "Awkward Situations for Men," "Reaper" leading man Bret Harrison has been tapped as the lead on Fox's untitled Adam Goldberg comedy, and "The Sopranos" alum Michael Kelly has joined CBS' "Criminal Minds" spinoff.
"Situations" stars British on-air personality Wallace as himself as he moves to the U.S. with wife Meg (Prepon), only to discover that his everyday behavior clashes with American values and gets him into trouble. Meg works at a smoothie shop for a boss (Matt Letscher) with whom she once had a fling.
The untitled Goldberg single-camera comedy, directed by Seth Gordon, revolves around twentysomething geniuses (one played by Harrison) who crack computer security systems.
- By Nellie Andreeva
Are you ready for the excitement of pilot casting season to really star revving up? We are, too! According to The Hollywood Reporter, a slew of roles have been cast for ABC's "Awkward Situations for Men," ABC's "187 Detroit" and CBS' "Criminal Minds" spin-off. Up first, Tony Hale ("Chuck," "Arrested Development") and Matt Letscher ("Eli Stone") are set to co-star in "Awkward Situations for Men," which stars British TV personality Danny Wallas as himself. Hale will play Wallace's first American friend when he comes Across the Pond, while Lescher will play a smoothie store boss. On "187 Detroit," about a documentary »
- HitFix Staff
The untitled project, previously known as "Leap Frogs," revolves around two sisters at different stages in their romantic relationships: one is in a happy, long-term relationship but isn't married, and the other gets pregnant -- and winds up quickly marrying her new beau.
The Goldberg-Meehan project, from Warner Bros. TV, is the latest comedy picked up to pilot at ABC, following the orders to the Matthew Perry starrer "Mr. Sunshine, as well as "Women Are Crazy, Men Are Stupid" and "Awkward Situations for Men."
The network also greenlighted cop drama pilot "187 Detroit" earlier this month. »
- By Nellie Andreeva
8 items from 2010
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