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Old May 7 2013, 10:06 PM   #1
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The IT Crowd Series Finale to begin filming in 3 weeks

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Cult British comedy "The IT Crowd" will film its long-anticipated series finale within the next three weeks, according to Bleeding Cool.
The show's creator, Graham Linehan, reportedly broke the news of the show's impending return during an "IT Crowd' panel at the recent reublica conference in Germany. The forty-minute special was written over a year ago, per Bleeding Cool, but due to scheduling conflicts with cast members Chris O’Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry, the stars didn't align until now.
The sitcom, set in the IT department of a London office, ran for four seasons of six episodes. Although a fifth season was ordered in 2010 by British broadcaster Channel 4, Linehan revealed in late 2011 that it would not go ahead, and the series would instead end with an "extended special."
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Old May 7 2013, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: The IT Crowd Series Finale to begin filming in 3 weeks

FATHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!

I'm in!
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Old May 7 2013, 11:35 PM   #3
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4 seasons, 24 half-hour episodes. LOL @ Britain
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Old May 8 2013, 12:29 AM   #4
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4 seasons, 24 half-hour episodes. LOL @ Britain
It is better than most comedy America produces. Small quantity doesn't mean a bad thing.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:56 AM   #5
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The British produce their fair share of shit sitcoms (Shitcoms?) that are not funny.

I thought the last season of Yes Prime Minister was half assed (a couple months ago, pay attention) until I noticed that they'd just taken the stage play, not changed a fricking thing, and cut the 2 hour play into 6 equal parts.

Chris O'Dowd did a sitcom called FM in which I didn't laugh once. He made 6 episodes of this stinker in between seasons of the IT Crowd and I wondered where his genius was until I remembered that he's just a monkey who reads a script some other bugger wrote. Good lord did you see (the Movie) the Boat the Rocked? Chris and Katherine together again but not a laugh in sight.

Katherine Parkinson was in The Great Out Doors, a fine drama, but it was supposed to be a comedy, and he was far more amusing in Sherlock which was a Drama... Oh, Kathrine was great in Whites. I want more Whites but because the seasons are shorts, an actor in the UK can be in 4 or 5 britcoms simultaneously... So you're never just quite sure if some series is cancelled or not just because it's entire cast is employed elsewhere.

The Yanks have stolen another britcom. They've remade White Van Man as something not horrible called Family Tools.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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What do you mean?!?! The Great Outdoors was hi-larious!

Look the IT Crowd is a fun show, but 24 eps plus a finale 3 years after the fact? That's just not a fantastic output. Comparing it to Sherlock is a bit silly. Do you honestly think they couldn't have done 13 episodes a year at that quality level? I'm not buying it.
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Old May 8 2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Re: The IT Crowd Series Finale to begin filming in 3 weeks

US=#SixSeasonsAndAMovie

UK=#FourSeasonsAndASpecial
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Old May 8 2013, 02:54 AM   #8
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I came here to drink milk and film and IT Crowd special.

And I've just finished my milk.
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Old May 8 2013, 03:05 AM   #9
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What do you mean?!?! The Great Outdoors was hi-larious!

Look the IT Crowd is a fun show, but 24 eps plus a finale 3 years after the fact? That's just not a fantastic output. Comparing it to Sherlock is a bit silly. Do you honestly think they couldn't have done 13 episodes a year at that quality level? I'm not buying it.
This is not this.

I was having a John Candy Conversation yesterday but I have literally no memory of the Great Out Doors, but I gott'a of seen it surely?
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Old May 8 2013, 04:11 AM   #10
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I watched the entire series this past winter and thoroughly enjoyed it. Glad they're making a special. I just hope we'll be able to see it in the U.S.
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Old May 8 2013, 06:29 AM   #11
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Remind me, how bad was the US Pilot?
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Old May 8 2013, 06:42 AM   #12
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^About this bad. I hadn't seen this before actually.

Joel McHale? Boy that just doesn't fit. The female lead is not so hot either.
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Old May 8 2013, 08:59 AM   #13
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Re: The IT Crowd Series Finale to begin filming in 3 weeks

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Chris O'Dowd did a sitcom called FM in which I didn't laugh once. He made 6 episodes of this stinker in between seasons of the IT Crowd and I wondered where his genius was until I remembered that he's just a monkey who reads a script some other bugger wrote. Good lord did you see (the Movie) the Boat the Rocked? Chris and Katherine together again but not a laugh in sight.
Oh my god The Boat That Rocked was very iffy, yet my friend who I saw it with thought it was amazing, though I'm sure that was purely down to the sheer number of good actors in the cast. Meh.

Have you seen Moone Boy? It aired on Sky One here last year sometime, and have no idea if it's aired in any other country. I thought it was pretty good in an offbeat way. O'Dowd played this 12 year old boy's imaginary friend, and it was set in Ireland in the 80s. It was funny, charming, and a little bit bonkers. We have a new series coming this year, and even a third next year. As Sky productions go, it was one of the better new ones last year.

As for more IT Crowd (if only a small amount), I'm excited.
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Old May 8 2013, 09:04 AM   #14
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It is sort of past its sell-by date isn't it? I like the way British TV usually leave you wanting more*.


*Last of the Summer fucking Wine notwithstanding
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Old May 8 2013, 09:33 AM   #15
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I saw Moone Boy in the local DVD rental store. So Moone Boy has made it all the way to the other side of the world. Moone Boy is a semiautobiographical story of O'Dowds own young life. It's quirky more than funny, like an Irish Wonder Years.

The Boat that Rocked was a drama which was poorly & falsely advertised as a comedy.

Chris was amusing on HBO's Girls.

If any of you care to investigate "radio" or the pretend radio which is Big Finish, Katherine Parkinson played a decent temporary "assistant" against the Seventh Doctor.

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