Kings of Van Nuys (2012 TV Movie)
The alphabet net has passed on a retooled version of the comedy pilot, which was an adaptation of the British series Only Fools and Horses, our sister site Deadline reports.
The multi-camera sitcom was to star John Leguizamo (ER) and Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) as two members of a family caught up in zany get-rich-quick schemes. Bridesmaids‘ Wendi McLendon-Covey also appeared in the pilot.
The potential series was originally developed last pilot season. Though the network initially passed,
Grey’s Anatomy and Desperate Housewives have been big ratings pulls in the coveted demographic (18-49 if you don’t know) for ABC and have meant big advertising bucks. And, even though Grey’s prolific creator Shonda Rhimes, who will be show running three to five shows next season depending on pickups, has claimed that Grey’s will move past eight seasons, there is a general sense that the show is on the decline and, coupled with the loss of Desperate Housewives at the end of the current season, there is a definite hole in the market.
I know that if I were to argue that Only Fools And Horses isn’t that good a TV show that I’d face an overwhelming amount of backlash, so I won’t even bother. I think it’s on Ok show that has some memorable and funny moments, which I guess you could argue occasionally encapsulate the essence of ‘British humour’. It has long since ran its course and should remain as a relic easily accessible from any home in Britain. So why on earth have the U.S decided to remake it?
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