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America set to remake White Van Man

BBC Three sitcom White Van Man is set to be remade for an American network.

ABC is developing its own version the series with former My Name Is Earl executive producer Bobby Bowman

The show, which stars Will Mellor as a man who reluctantly takes over his father's handiman business, was created by stand-up Adrian Poynton. He is currently working on a second series for the BBC.

But the show might need a new title when it transfers to America, as Hollywood industry website Deadline, which broke the news, felt the need to explain: ‘The series takes its name from the UK phrase that describes the stereotype for drivers of light commercial vehicles, often self-employed or owning small businesses such as handyman services.’

Here’s a clip from the BBC series:

Published: 28 Sep 2011

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