Trade Roundup: Only Fools and Horses, Paul the Male Matchmaker, Lizzy Caplan
Could Steve Carell be set to re-make a second popular British sitcom for American audiences? ABC is working on a US version of the BBC show Only Fools and Horses, to be written by Scrubs writers Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Steve Carell and Jason Biggs are rumored to be playing the lead roles, but you know what they say about rumors. (That they’re always true and we’re going to have another Office!)
Hulu has picked up a 10-episode mockumentary comedy series called Paul the Male Matchmaker from Sex and the City’s Liz Tucillo and Mad Men’s Paul Bartholomew, with guest stars including Janeane Garofalo and Tony Hale. Oh boy, imagine Janeane Garofalo and Buster Bluth on a date. She would destroy him.
Lizzy Caplan has been cast in a Showtime pilot called Masters of Sex. So, do whatever you need to do with that information, comedy nerds with crushes on Lizzy Caplan.