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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?

NBC Is Remaking Andy Samberg's BBC Show 'Cuckoo'

NBC is remaking Cuckoo, the BBC show that originally starred Andy Samberg, according to Deadline. Samberg starred on the BBC Three series as an American hippie named Cuckoo who marries an British girl and moves in with her family back in the UK. The American version, which will be written by the original British writers Robin French and Kieron Quirke, is described as focusing on "the story of a middle-class family whose daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating hippie moron." It's unclear whether Samberg would be involved with the series; he's currently on Fox's beloved but ratings-challenged Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which might not make [...]

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 [...]

'Cuckoo', Andy Samberg's BBC Sitcom, Coming Back for Another Season

Cuckoo, the BBC Three sitcom in which Andy Samberg plays an American hippie slacker who's the nightmare of his father-in-law, was the most popular new show on the network last year when it premiered. So it's not a huge surprise that it looks like it'll be returning for a second series later this year. It's not clear whether or not Samberg will return, but with British sitcoms generally having six-episode seasons, compared to 22 for their American counterparts, it would certainly be a much smaller commitment than playing a regular role on, say, Parks and Rec.