NBC and Greg Daniels, who is responsible for the successful U.S. adaptation of The Office, are making a bid to Americanize another BBC show: Friday Night Dinner.
And guess what its about…
Friday Night Dinner, which debuted on Channel 4 in February, centers on the Goodmans, a traditional but not strictly observant Jewish family, and chronicles their Shabbat dinners. Every Friday night, brothers Adam and Jonny reluctantly visit their parents — mom Jackie, who is obsessed with Masterchef, and dad Martin, who loves to walk around shirtless — for a home-cooked meal.
So can the show about a crazy Jewish family pass the politically correct American viewer?
The Office (U.S.) was in many ways true to the awkward British humor underpinning the original, with Daniels also developing Parks & Recreation.
If he is in fact going to produce this show, we might have something to talk about on Friday nights with our families…
Watch the British version promo: