Little Britain USA


Little Britain USA

Infobox Television
show_name = Little Britain USA


caption =
format = Sketch comedy
runtime = 30 mins.
creator = Ben Silverman, David Walliams, Matt Lucas and Simon Fuller
writer = David Walliams
Matt Lucas
director = Michael Patrick Jann
David Schwimmer
starring = David Walliams
Matt Lucas
Tom Baker
country = USA
channel = HBO
first_aired = September 28, 2008
last_aired = present
preceded_by = Little Britain
num_seasons = 1
num_episodes = 6 (Episodes)
executive_producer = Larry Brezner, David Steinberg and Simon Fuller
producer = Stephanie Laing
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 BBC television series "Little Britain". As in the British series, the show will mainly focus on characters played by Matt Lucas and David Walliams and 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 Dawes and Vicky Pollard but will also include new ones; [cite web
url=http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2001320029-2007250212,00.html
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 HBO and in Canada on The Movie Network on September 28 2008, at 10.30pm EST, then was shown on BBC One on 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 Clooney was 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 Lennix as President, and Vivica A. Fox as First Lady.

Matt Lucas and David Walliams appeared on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross on 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 Burton and Sting (who has been seen acting and singing). David Schwimmer is 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'Donnell also makes an appearance in a "Fat Fighters" segment. [cite web
url=http://www.rosie.com/blog/2008/05/24/malibu/
title=Rosie O'Donnell Video Blog -- May 24, 2008
]

Ratings

The first episode in the US brought in 540,000 viewers and the UK brought 4.7 million viewers according to Digital Spy.

Recurring characters

Original

* 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.

American characters

* 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.

Worldwide broadcast

Episodes

References

External links

* [http://www.hbo.com/littlebritainusa/ Official website]


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