NBC's dubious attempt to duplicate the unique cachet of
with a Stateside spinoff has apparently come to a screeching halt. They couldn't even get it together on a cast, so the news doesn't come entirely as a surprise. The newly announced fall lineup doesn't save a seat for
though room is made in the lineup for that clunker of a retread that is
. Seeing how much
NBC has managed to make the campfest original
, we're all better off without a watered-down, sucking-up, entirely neutered iteration of the original. Done before it even started -- we've all been spared by a mild outbreak of sense at a TV network.
Thanks for the tip, r4m3n.