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British Comedy Adaptation 'Friday Night Dinner' Lands Pilot at CBS

Back in 2011 it was reported that The Office's Greg Daniels was adapting the British comedy series Friday Night Dinner for NBC that was not ordered to series, but today the show is getting a second shot on another network. Deadline reports that CBS has given a put-pilot commitment to a new adaptation of the Channel 4 series, which "focuses on the regular dinner experience of a family each Friday night." Original Friday Night Dinner creator Robert Popper will write the US version, though it's not yet known whether it will be single-cam like the original or take on CBS's more common multi-cam format.

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Pop Quiz: Which NBC Pilot Pickups Are Real?

It's time for another round of everyone's (my) favorite game, Which New Show Pickups Are Real? This time: Which NBC Pilot Pickups Are Real? (Don't click that link unless you want to skip the game. Coward.)

1. Reduce, Reuse: a cranky garbageman's route is shaken up when his new partner, an eager young waste disposal student, starts advocating environmentally friendly policies. From Parks & Rec writer Alan Yang.

2. Friday Night Dinner: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky family has dinner together every Friday night.

3. Sunday Brunch: In this Greg Daniels remake of the British sitcom, a quirky group of friends [...]

Trade Roundup: Steve Martin, Friday Night Dinner, Save Me, Michael Patrick Jann

Steve Martin's second book is being made into a movie starring Amy Adams. Object of Beauty is about an entrepreneur who "flies from New York to Russia to Washington D.C. to scout and buy art, steals a cherished family painting, and sleeps with and disposes of several men, including one who becomes a famous artist." Ooh la la, sounds stylish. No Muppets in this one.

Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub have joined Greg Daniels' remake of the British Friday Night Dinner. Presumably they will play C.J. Cregg and Adrian Monk, who have married in the years since their respective shows have ended and share a very tidy [...]

Greg Daniels to Adapt Britain's Friday Night Dinner for NBC

Since he did a pretty OK job adapting the original, British version of The Office for American TV, Greg Daniels is now turning his sights on another UK import for NBC: Friday Night Dinner. Here's the relevant info on the show: Created by Robert Popper, Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their Shabbat dinners. Every Friday night, brothers Adam and Jonny reluctantly visit their parents, mom Jackie, who is obsessed with Masterchef, and dad Martin, who loves to walk around shirtless, for a home cooked meal. Adding to the gallery [...]

Trade Roundup: Sarah Silverman Pilot, The Smart One, Friday Night Dinner

Sarah Silverman's pilot has added Tig Notaro and Lost's Ken Leung to its already stellar cast. I know, I thought that said Ken Jeong at first too.

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi's pilot The Smart One has been picked up at ABC – not at NBC, who initially ordered it. Dueling networks! Much like the dueling sisters that the pilot will feature. Seamless segue.

Ken Kwapis has hopped on board the Friday Night Dinner pilot, reuniting with writer Greg Daniels eight years after the pilot of The Office. The pairing bodes well for the new show, and Ken Kwapis' last name is [...]