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Old May 8 2013, 09:36 AM   #16
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Re: The IT Crowd Series Finale to begin filming in 3 weeks

O'Dowd was very good in Bridesmaids (yes I love that film, sue me!)

Yoda, if you'd prefer a longer running British sitcom may I suggest My Family? It's got hundreds of episodes...or possibly it just feels like hundreds (and I actually quite like My Family)

I think Deckerd is right, it probably has had it's time now (especially given how quickly technology has moved on in the last few years) but I'm glad there'll at least be a final episode.
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Old May 8 2013, 12:45 PM   #17
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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.
Comparing The IT Crowd to an American sitcom is a bit silly. Graham Linehan writes and directs every episode while most US sitcoms have a staff of writers and a pool of directors. Linehan tried bringing in more writers for the planned fifth series but it didn't work out, so he scrapped the series in favour of this special.

While there are advantages to both the UK and US systems of TV production, I far more admire the British tradition of creators "owning" their shows. It generally prevents situations like the Community calamity where Dan Harmon was removed from his own show by the network. That sort of craziness just couldn't happen on a show like The IT Crowd.
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Old May 8 2013, 05:49 PM   #18
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I'm in favor of fewer episodes as long as those episodes are productive and worthwhile to the story. I am sick of filler episodes in the U.S. and I'd rather have 6 - 12 good quality episode seasons instead of 22 episode seasons where a good portion of them are crap. In this case quality over quantity is much better. It's a pipe dream, but still.
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Old May 8 2013, 08:47 PM   #19
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I hear Linehan has been working on a TV version of Count Arthur Strong. I'm looking forward to seeing that.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Count_A...9;s_Radio_Show!

I suspect that there will only be a handful of episodes made of this as well.
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Old May 8 2013, 10:18 PM   #20
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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.
I was pissing myself laughing at that show.
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Old May 8 2013, 10:44 PM   #21
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Old May 9 2013, 05:37 AM   #22
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This isn't the finale.

10 years till season 5.

Counting down.
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Old May 9 2013, 07:51 AM   #23
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At last, Linehan turned it back on again.
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Old May 9 2013, 09:19 AM   #24
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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.
Oh my.

Maybe McHale was lucky this didn't happen.
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Old May 9 2013, 07:49 PM   #25
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^Jeff Winger is definitely more in his wheelhouse #sixseasonsandamovie
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Old May 11 2013, 04:14 AM   #26
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I love how in the UK the people who make the shows own the shows, that makes sense. It's stupid in the USA that Community, Revenge had their bosses fired and that Futurama and Veronica Mars aren't owned by the ones who created the universes!

That said, is 10-13 half an hour episodes too much to ask? Season 1 of Sports Night was almost all written by Aaron Sorkin and its wonderful.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:19 AM   #27
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Sorkin had to do a lot of coke to be so prolific, though.
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Old May 11 2013, 05:36 AM   #28
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I wouldn't say that it was "a lot"
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Old May 11 2013, 11:55 AM   #29
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I wouldn't say that it was "a lot"
Sorkin would.

Best thing ever was NBC firing him. He admitted that.
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Old May 11 2013, 04:24 PM   #30
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It's stupid in the USA that Community, Revenge had their bosses fired and that Futurama and Veronica Mars aren't owned by the ones who created the universes!
That's the price they pay for getting the production company to pony up the cash. If a showrunner came up with their own funding source, then they'd get to own it.
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