Yanking (Again)

4 whole years ago we wrote about  the ABC network in America buying the rights to the UK comedy series, Pulling; however, sadly it never got beyond a pilot. Now the US is having another crack at adapting Sharon Horgan’s mid-00’s comedy. The NBC network is developing its own version, [...]

November 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

New Comedy From Horgan and Kelly

Sharon Horgan and Dennis Kelly, the creators of Pulling, have reunited to write The Circuit for Channel 4. The sitcom pilot stars Adeel Akhtar (Four Lions) and Eva Birthistle (Brooklyn) as a couple who reluctantly attend what turns out to be a nightmare dinner party. Here’s the premise [...]

August 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

Sitcom Pilots for BBC Two

BBC Two has announced three new sitcom pilots to be part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcom Season, which will start later this month, and plenty of TVO-connected artists are involved. We The Jury Stand-up comedian James Acaster has written this pilot about a man who ends up on the jury of a [...]

August 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Vote For Your Favourite Modern Sitcom

To kick off a celebration of 21st century sitcoms, the Radio Times is inviting you to vote for your favourite. A shortlist of 40 British sitcoms broadcast since the year 2000 has been created by Radio Times critics and BFI TV experts, and the online poll is now open until Thursday 11th August. [...]

July 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

Branded Merman

Katy Brand has become the latest high profile name to join Merman: the production company set up by Sharon Horgan and producer Clelia Mountford. The company was founded in 2014 after Horgan and Mountford met working on The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret. The company has already [...]

May 4, 2016 // 0 Comments


The rights to the much-loved and much-missed UK comedy series, Pulling, have been bought by the ABC network in America. For the uninitiated, Pulling was co-written by and starred Sharon Horgan as Donna, one of three female friends who live in London. The BAFTA-nominated show ran for two series [...]

September 27, 2012 // 1 Comment

Horgan Goes Stateside

Actress, writer and comedian Sharon Horgan has signed a deal with ABC studios in the US to write and star in a new comedy project. Regular peelers should be familiar with Horgan via her work on Angelo’s, Lifespam, Free Agents, Anually Retentive and a couple of Jackal Films. The deal with ABC [...]

November 20, 2011 // 0 Comments