NBC to adapt BBC Shabbat Dinner sitcom


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:

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