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NBC Is Producing Another American Remake of ‘The IT Crowd’

NBC wants to bring one of the U.K.’s most popular sitcoms to U.S. audiences. Producer Bill Lawrence—the guy behind an upcoming Rush Hour TV series—is working with NBC to produce an American version of the acclaimed British workplace comedy The IT Crowd. Remaking a beloved show isn’t easy (though it worked for The Office), but Lawrence is working with the writing team of Neil Goldman and Garrett Donovan (who’ve worked on shows including Community, Scrubs and Family Guy) to see if they can bring the concept new life in the U.S. Weirdly, it’s not the first time NBC has tried to remake the show. Back in 2006, they actually produced a version starring a pre-Community Joel McHale they never ended up airing …

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