Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: June 9, 2011 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Matt LeBlanc, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, John Pankow, Kathleen Rose Perkins, and Mircea Monroe.
TV show description:
As this TV series begins, Sean and Beverly Lincoln (Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig), a British husband-and-wife comedy writing team, win yet another BAFTA Award for their successful British sitcom, Lyman’s Boys. They are then wooed by American television executive Merc Lapidus (John Pankow) into re-creating their sitcom for an American audience. They are assured that the program won’t be changed and the integrity of their work is just what the network is looking for.
After initial hesitation, Sean and Beverly accept Merc’s offer and relocate from London to Los Angeles. On their first day in pre-production, Sean and Beverly are told that Julian Bullard (Richard Griffiths), the accomplished actor who stars in the British version of Lyman’s Boys, will need to re-audition for the American adaptation.
They also learn that Merc (whose mood-swings are as volatile as the ratings) has lied to them and has never actually seen an episode of their show. Bullard is not given the job and the egotistical former Friends star Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc) is given the role instead.
Further changes to the concept are made and the lead character is changed from an aged headmaster to a hockey coach. The TV series is then renamed Pucks!.
Other characters include head of network programming Carol Rance (Kathleen Rose Perkins) and Morning Randolph (Mircea Monroe), the stunning actress hired to play Nicola, the middle-aged lesbian librarian.
This TV series has not ended yet.
First aired: –
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