Despite delays, false starts, and rumors to the contrary, it appears as though NBC is indeed prepping its adaptation of the British sitcom The IT Crowd for a midseason replacement. Looks like it will even feature Richard Ayoade, reprising his role as Moss. Good thing, that, because I can’t imagine who could do it any better.
NBC has a long and storied history of adapting British sitcoms for American audiences, The Office, of course, being the most famous, most successful, and generally accepted best adaptation. But before we get too excited, remember that this is the same network who gave us the American version of Men Behaving Badly, also known as Justine Bateman’s triumphant return to television. Oh, sorry, you had forgotten about her, hadn’t you?
Anyway, here’s hoping.