The Inbetweeners (U.S. TV series)

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The Inbetweeners
InbetweenersUStitlecard.png
Genre Comedy
Format Sitcom
Based on The Inbetweeners 
by Damon Beesley
Iain Morris
Developed by Brad Copeland
Starring
Theme music composer OK Go
Opening theme "This Too Shall Pass"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 12
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Aaron Kaplan
  • Brad Copeland
  • Clay Spencer
  • Damon Beesley
  • Iain Morris
  • Jennifer Russakoff
  • Justin Levy
Camera setup Single
Running time 19 to 24 minutes
Production company(s) Kapital Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20) – November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)
External links
Website

The Inbetweeners is an American sitcom developed by Brad Copeland for MTV. The show stars Joey Pollari, Bubba Lewis, Mark L. Young, Zack Pearlman, Alex Frnka and Brett Gelman. The show is a remake of the original UK series of the same name written and created by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, who serve as executive producers alongside Copeland, Aaron Kaplan and Lauren Corra. The show premiered on MTV on August 20, 2012. On November 28, 2012, MTV decided to cancel the show due to low ratings.[1]

Main cast[edit]

Production[edit]

After an unsuccessful attempt by ABC to create an American version of The Inbetweeners in 2008,[2] MTV announced in late September, 2010 that it had hired noted comedy writer Brad Copeland (known for writing on American comedies such as Arrested Development and My Name Is Earl) to write the script for an American Inbetweeners series.[3] Taika Waititi was chosen to direct the pilot.[4]

On March 31, 2011, MTV officially announced that it had picked-up The Inbetweeners for an additional eleven episodes, creating a twelve-episode first season. Copeland will serve as executive producer and showrunner.[4]

Late November 2012 brought the news that MTV had decided not to go forward with a second season of the series.[1] MTV said to The Wrap, "While we won't be moving forward with another season of The Inbetweeners, we enjoyed working with the show's creators and such a talented, funny cast."[5]

The American version was also extremely unpopular with British viewers, with many newspapers reporting that it had 'flopped'.[6] It was listed by Metro as one of the 'Top 10 British comedies whose US remakes have flopped'.[7]

Plot[edit]

The U.S. version follows the misadventures of four boys nearing the end of high-school (the equivalent of Sixth Form College in the UK version) as they navigate the humiliating transition into adulthood.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 12 August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20) November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05) TBA January 21, 2013 (2013-01-21)[8] TBA

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Pilot" Taika Waititi Teleplay by: Brad Copeland August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20) 0.91[9]
2 "Sunshine Mountain" Taika Waititi Teleplay by: Brad Copeland August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27) 0.65[10]
3 "Club Code" Todd Strauss-Schulson Teleplay and Television Story by: Daniel Sweren-Becker September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03) 0.67[11]
4 "The Wrong Box" Taika Waititi John Levenstein September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10) 0.57[12]
5 "The Masters" Taika Waititi Cody Heller & Brett Konner September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17) 0.53[13]
6 "Class Clown" Todd Strauss-Schulson Ryan Ridley September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24) 0.52[14]
7 "Crystal Springs" Todd Strauss-Schulson Teleplay by: J. Michael Feldman & Debbie Jhoon October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01) 0.53[15]
8 "The Field Trip" Taika Waititi Teleplay by: Monica Padrick October 8, 2012 (2012-10-08) 0.53[16]
9 "Fire!" Michael Blieden John Levenstein October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15) 0.65[17]
10 "Reading Gives You Wings" Michael Blieden Teleplay and Television Story by: Marisa Pinson October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22) 0.55[18]
11 "Spa Time" Michael Blieden Debbie Jhoon & J. Michael Feldman October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29) 0.62[19]
12 "The Dance" Iain Morris Teleplay by: Brad Copeland November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05) 0.66[20]

International broadcasts[edit]

Country Network(s) Premiere
 United Kingdom E4[21] December 5, 2012
MTV[22] September 9, 2013
 Germany MTV Germany January 27, 2013
 Canada MuchMusic
 Colombia MTV Latin America January 27, 2013
 France MTV France February 9, 2013
 Netherlands MTV Netherlands 2013
 Spain MTV Spain February 9, 2013
 Italy MTV Italy February 7, 2013
 Poland MTV Poland January 27, 2013
 India Comedy Central March 18, 2013
 Russia MTV Russia
 Peru MTV Latin America March 26, 2013

Film adaptation[edit]

On July 3, 2012, it was announced that a U.S. adaptation of The Inbetweeners Movie is to be made. Morris and Beesley were approached by Paramount Pictures to lead the project.[23] It is unknown if the film will still be made after the cancellation of the series itself.

On August 22, 2013, Jim Field Smith has been revealed to be directing the American adaptation of the British film, now titled Virgins America. Whether Morris and Beesley have involvement with the project is unknown.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bibel, Sara (November 28, 2012). "'The Inbetweeners' Canceled by MTV". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  2. ^ Reynolds, Simon (October 17, 2008). "ABC to remake E4's 'Inbetweeners'". Digital Spy. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 27, 2010). "MTV Greenlights 'Inbetweeners' Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (March 31, 2011). "MTV Picks Up 'Inbetweeners' To Series". Deadline. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ Kenneally, Tim (November 28, 2012). "'The Inbetweeners' Canceled by MTV". The Wrap. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/of-course-americas-version-of-the-inbetweeners-failed-they-dont-do-teenage-filth-like-our-boys-do-8368869.html
  7. ^ http://metro.co.uk/2012/12/05/top-10-british-comedies-whose-us-remakes-have-flopped-from-the-inbetweeners-to-fawlty-towers-3301477/
  8. ^ "The Inbetweeners USA - Season 1 [DVD]". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved December 6, 2012. 
  9. ^ Yanan, Travis (August 21, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: TNT's "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ Yanan, Travis (August 28, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Major Crimes" Tops Viewers, "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta Reunion" Wins Demos". The Futon Critic. Retrieved August 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 5, 2012). "Monday Cable Ratings: 'Love and Hip Hop Atlanta' Wins Night, 'T.I. and Tiny', 'Switched at Birth', 'WWE Raw', 'Major Crimes', 'Perception' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved September 6, 2012. 
  12. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 11, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Dominates with Return of "Monday Night Football"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  13. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 18, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Overshadows Broadcast, Cable with "MNF"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 19, 2012. 
  14. ^ Yanan, Travis (September 25, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: Packers/Seahawks Shocker Gives ESPN's "Monday Night Football" Season High". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 30, 2012. 
  15. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 2, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: "Monday Night Football" Hits Another Season High for ESPN". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 3, 2012. 
  16. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 9, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Remains Untouchable with "Monday Night Football"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  17. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 15, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: Another Week, Another "Monday Night Football" Victory". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 20, 2012. 
  18. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 23, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: Presidential Debate Tops Viewers, "Monday Night Football" Wins Demo Race". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ Yanan, Travis (October 30, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: ESPN Is Tops Once Again with "Monday Night Football"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 31, 2012. 
  20. ^ Yanan, Travis (November 5, 2012). "Monday's Cable Ratings: Saints/Eagles Puts "Monday Night Football" on Top for ESPN". The Futon Critic. Retrieved November 6, 2012. 
  21. ^ Munn, Patrick (September 7, 2012). "Exclusive: E4 Acquires UK Rights To ‘The Inbetweeners US’". TVWise. Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  22. ^ Munn, Patrick (2013-08-13). "MTV UK Picks Up Rights To 'The Inbetweeners US', Sets Premiere For September 9th". TVWise. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  23. ^ "US Remake Of Inbetweeners Film In Pipeline". Sky News. July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  24. ^ "Jim Field Smith to Direct Virgins America". ComingSoon.net. CraveOnline. August 22, 2013. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 

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