- Little Britain USA
show_name = Little Britain USA
runtime = 30 mins.
Ben Silverman, David Walliams, Matt Lucasand Simon Fuller
Michael Patrick Jann
country = USA
first_aired = September 28, 2008
last_aired = present
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 6 (Episodes)
Larry Brezner, David Steinbergand Simon Fuller
location = Los Angeles and Wilmington, NC
website = http://www.hbo.com/events/littlebritainusa/
imdb_id = 936458
tv_com_id = 75756
"Little Britain USA" is an American spinoff of the highly successful British
BBCtelevision series " Little Britain". As in the British series, the show will mainly focus on characters played by Matt Lucasand David Walliamsand will feature many established characters such as Daffyd Thomas, [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article265337.ece I'm the only gay in the USA] at The Sun] Sebastian Love, Marjorie Dawesand Vicky Pollard but will also include new ones; [cite web
title=Matt Lucas: I Would Like Kids
author=The Sun Online
accessdate=2007-05-31] "They range from the nice to the really gruesome — and we’re having a ball inventing them", revealed Lucas. [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2001320029-2007350620,00.html] . The Sun. "TV; Little Britain... American Style". Retrieved August 5, 2007.] According to the makers, "Little Britain USA" "...is effectively series four..." of the BBC installment. The first episode of the series was first shown on
HBOand in Canada on The Movie Networkon September 28 2008, at 10.30pm EST, then was shown on BBC Oneon October 3 2008 in the UK. [ [http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/article261692.ece "Little Britain USA"] at The Sun] .
The six-part series started filming in March 2008, in
Wilmington, North Carolina. [ [http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20080228/NEWS/591131902/1050] . "New HBO series will film in Port City". Retrieved March 24, 2008.] The show will be executive produced by Simon Fuller.
The duo looked for an American movie star to play the role of
US President. George Clooneywas mentioned as one of the actors suitable for the job. [ [http://www.littlebritainfans.com/paulogrady.htm Paul O Grady Show] ] The role was actually filmed with Harry Lennixas President, and Vivica A. Foxas First Lady.
Matt Lucas and David Walliams appeared on
Friday Night with Jonathan Rosson 26 September on BBC One, introducing a clip from the American series featuring two new characters called Mark and Tom who are bodybuilders with stereotypically small penises. This scene was omitted from the version of the show transmitted on BBC1 until the following week. The show premiered on BBC One on Friday 3 October at 21:30 BST.
New guests stars have been announced and include;
Rachael Harris, Bob Stephenson, Paul Rudd, Hilarie Burtonand Sting (who has been seen acting and singing). David Schwimmeris expected to direct studio-based segments of the show. [cite news|first= Dave|last= West|title= 'Little Britain USA' to air this autumn|url= http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/ustv/a97645/little-britain-usa-to-air-this-autumn.html|work= Digital Spy|date= 2008-06-06|accessdate= 2008-06-06] Rosie O'Donnellalso makes an appearance in a "Fat Fighters" segment. [cite web
title=Rosie O'Donnell Video Blog -- May 24, 2008]
The first episode in the US brought in 540,000 viewers and the UK brought 4.7 million viewers according to
Marjorie Dawes(Starts work in the American branch of Fat Fighters)
Bubbles DeVere(Goes on a cruise)
Vicky Pollard(Is sent to a boot camp)
Daffyd Thomas(Attends university)
Sebastian Love(Becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom)
Carol Beer(Starts work at an American hospital)
Lou and Andy(Go on holiday)
* The Pinchers (Visit their American relatives)
It is not yet known whether other famous original characters such as Emily Howard, Anne, Mr Mann and Kenny Craig will appear. Though they have not been confirmed, neither were the Pinchers, whos appearance was a surprise to the audience.
* A grandmother named 'Mildred' who is obsessed with drugs (played by Lucas) and her grandson Connor (Walliams)
* "Mark and Tom" aka "Gym Buddies" will be two new bodybuilder characters with stereotypical small penises.
* Madonna's personal assistant
* A rude girl called Ellie-Grace going to brownie camp and her mother
* Phyllis Church, a dog owner (played by Walliams) who speaks for her dog, Mr. Doggy, commanding herself to strip naked in public.
* [http://www.hbo.com/littlebritainusa/ Official website]
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