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Friday, November 8th, 2013

ABC Orders a Pilot Based on the UK Series 'Bad Education', Adapted by Two 'King of the Hill' Writers

ABC is adapting the UK sitcom Bad Education into an American show. THR reports that the network has orderd a pilot for a single-camera comedy called An American Education based on the show, with British actor Jack Whitehall attached to reprise the lead role of Alfie Wickers from the original. Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory, two alums of King of the Hill's writing staff are penning the adaptation. The American version of the show follows Wickers, a high school history teacher dealing with his obnoxious administrators and trying to impress a female chemistry instructor with advise from his students. The original UK show, which was created by Whitehall, debuted last year on BBC Three and has aired two six-episode seasons. There's no word on what will happen to the UK show if the US one gets picked up.

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