Stroke of good luck

BBC sketch show to be remade in US

An American version of BBC sketch show Man Stroke Woman is in the pipeline, with Will & Grace star Sean Hayes lined up to appear.

The actor – who played preening Jack in the hit sitcom - is executive producing the pilot through his company, Hazy Mills.

Cable station FX is interested in the show, and creator Ash Atalla, who also produced The Office, is confident of a series.

‘We are making a short pilot to try out some of the sketches,’he told industry newspaper Broadcast.‘I think the comedy will travel well as the comedy is not particularly Brit-specific.'

Published: 27 Apr 2007

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