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– by Seth McDonald

According to Variety it looks like NBC is going to give the tech support crew of Reynholm Industries another shot. NBC is set to put into production another attempt at an American version of the popular British comedy, The IT Crowd. The show follows the day-to-day of two IT guys and their relationship manager.

NBC produced an American remake of the show in 2007, however, it was not well received by viewers, and the show was soon canceled. The reboot starred original cast member Richard Ayode as Maurice Moss, Joel McHale as Roy, and  Jessica St. Clair as Jen, but even having the original “Mozz” was not enough to save the show.

In 2014 the network made another attempt at a remake, but this time around the project never gained any ground. What’s different about this most recent effort is the show’s original creator, Graham Linehan, is going to write and produce, which I believe will make a huge difference. The first attempt just missed the spirit of the original British show completely.

That being said, the same could be said of another British comedy adaptation, The Office, and that one managed to find an audience that allowed it to live on well past its expiration date.

Being a big fan of British comedy, The IT Crowd is in my top comedies off all time, I absolutely loved this show when it was on air.

Are you a fan of The IT Crowd, and will you be watching this latest remake? Let us know in the comments down below!

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Source: Variety

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  • SeanDon

    Maybe I need to go back and watch it again, but I turned it off after a couple of episodes and never went back.

  • crglstdk

    Turning it off and on again will not resolve this situation.

  • Right so I’m British and maybe you Americans can explain to me this?

    Why when we make a good show do you guys have to remake it for America.

    But when you make good shows, we just watch your version?

    Can Americans not enjoy British shows? It’s always perplexed me?

    Love this show btw.

    • chaburchak

      We can’t understand your thick accents… 🙂

    • Behemothrex

      I just don’t think some Americans can handle the more subtle humor, which may sound strange talking about shows like this that are generally over the top. But a lot of British humor is dry and sarcastic and I think it just goes over some peoples heads. Or to put it bluntly if someone is not getting kicked in the nuts its not funny. Loved this show but don’t really think a remake would work. And I agree if a show is good, just watch the original.

  • randomironicname

    I think I watched through the whole series on Netflix but can’t say that
    I either enjoyed it nor hated it. It was just vaguely droll white
    noise.

  • Behemothrex

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