Graham Linehan, creator of the outstanding British sitcom The IT Crowd, has a new TV show in the works. It's a science fiction/comedy titled The Cloud, which pretty much sounds like The IT Crowd in space. There is literally nothing in the sentence we aren't excited abut.
This could be amazing. Graham Linehan, creator of The IT Crowd, is co-creating a sitcom called The Cloud, with Adam Buxton, who was one half of The Adam and Joe Show with Joe Cornish. It takes place on a space station that's archiving all of the junk on your phone and other devices.
They tried to make an Americanized version of The IT Crowd back in 2007, and it was pretty disastrous. But now, they're trying again, and this time a couple of Community writers are involved. Could it actually work this time around?
Happy Independence Day! There are many reasons to celebrate America. And then, there's our tendency to borrow other people's stuff. Sometimes when Americans remake foreign properties, it turns out okay, like Let Me In. But often... not. Here are the dozen worst attempts to remake foreign TV shows and films.
Richard Ayoade might be best known as Moss from The IT Crowd — but he's also the co-creator of the sublime horror spoof Garth Marenghi's Dark Place, and director of the movie Submarine. And now he's crafting a dark doppelganger story, The Double, based on a Dovstoevsky tale.
Back in 2007, NBC was all set to launch an American version of The IT Crowd, the classic British nerd sitcom, starring Joel McHale — who went on to star in Community. They shot a pilot, which is a more or less exact remake of the British version. See a splitscreen comparsion above.
National sys admin day is a good day to remember the complicated relationships we've all had with them.
If you don't know the IT Crowd, get up to speed pronto, because you are missing a lot. It's hilarious, as this clip from the lastest episode shows. [Thanks Addy-yeah, the zowielala Addy]
A new report from Solutions Research Group hints that the male-dominated era of technology and gadgets may be coming to an end. Some activities, such as using a DVR to record a TV show, or streaming movies or games, are more popular amongst women than men. Gents, has this happened to you? Take the poll, and see just…