Wonderful news, everyone! The US version of The Inbetweeners has been cancelled after only one series due to low ratings. Apparently it lost half its viewers over the course of the series, starting off with around the population of Swaziland for the pilot, but then falling to dangerously low Montenegro levels by the end of the last episode. Are you pleased? You should be. Our national heritage is once again safe. Here’s what Zack Pearlman, who played Jay, had to say on his blog about it:
“This was a crazy experience, but one that I will always be able to look back at and smile knowing that we did a fantastic job.”
A bit sad, isn’t it?
Anyway, the good news is that it’s gone, but unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the US version of Only Fools and Horses, which is still being made, albeit under the new name Kings of Van Nuys. Hopefully though, since the title’s changed, perhaps the setting will start to drift a little from the original too. Maybe Del could become a hard-nosed black detective, tirelessly looking for the men who raped and murdered his wife, while Rodney’s now Rodnita, a wise-cracking Latino stripper, always using her smarts and her humour to distract the Sarge’s attention away from Del’s incessant use of violence, booze and drugs to solve his cases. And maybe Granddad can be a retired Mafia capo, slitting throats and breaking bones as he helps Del in his tireless quest.
Anyway, here’s the trailer for the US Inbetweeners, just to refresh your memory:
For the full story and all the pics go to Holy moly!