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US Adaptation of BBC Three's 'Cuckoo' Lands a Pilot Order at NBC

Strange Calls isn't the only adaptation to land an NBC pilot order today. After over a year in development, NBC has given a pilot order to a remake of British comedy series Cuckoo from longtime Simpsons producer Tim Long. The single-cam show follows "a daughter who comes back from a summer abroad after marrying a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance." The original Cuckoo has aired two seasons on BBC Three so far and starred Andy Samberg as Cuckoo in the first season, while Taylor Lautner replaced him as Dale Jr. in the second. Watch a teaser for the British [...]

Andy Samberg to Star in the New BBC Sitcom 'Cuckoo'

Andy Samberg may be done with SNL, but that doesn't mean he'll stop appearing on your TV. At least if you live in the UK. He's signed on to star in the upcoming BBC Three series Cuckoo alongside Greg Davies, the Post reported today (the news actually came out a couple months ago but this was the first we'd heard of it). He'll play "an idle young man who marries a British girl," the overprotective father of which will be played by Davies. There's no word on when the show is set to premiere, but expect the sort of short, six-episode season that's the norm over [...]

Taylor Lautner Replaces Andy Samberg in the BBC Three Sitcom 'Cuckoo'

In the fall of 2012, Andy Samberg starred in a six-episode BBC sitcom called Cuckoo, in which he played a hippie slacker tormenting his father-in-law, and with Samberg occupied full-time starring in the US series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Twilight star Taylor Lautner will be the new lead on Cuckoo for its second season, The Guardian reports.

The second series will find the rest of the cast returning, taking place two years after the first with Samberg's character Cuckoo having gone missing while researching a book in the Himalayas. The central family is putting their lives back together in the wake of destruction caused by Cuckoo, when Lautner, playing [...]

Andy Samberg is Cuckoo in 'Cuckoo'

"So, his name is Cuckoo? Really?" asks everyone.  Apparently, in England that is a plausible name an American hippie would give himself.  There are two clips from the premiere below. The show debuts in England on BBC Three next Tuesday, September 25, at 10 PM or 22:00 in British time. You think it's worth flying out there for?