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Canada's Little Mosque Gets a US Remake

Canada's Little Mosque Gets a US Remake

Little Mosque in the Midwest?
Canada's comedy series Little Mosque on the Prairie, about a Muslim community in a small prairie town, is headed south of the border. 20th Century Fox TV has picked up the rights to remake the show for American audiences.

What's the deal?
The comedy, which has been a success for the CBC since its premiere in early 2007, has generated a ton of buzz worldwide: It's one of the highest-rated Canadian-produced programs, and the series has already been exported to Dubai, Finland, Turkey, Israel, France, and Switzerland. Fox will be remaking the show, not just airing the original Canadian version, and one of the show's Canadian distributors said that the studio "got the creative vision of the show, that it has to be funny while it treads sensitively on certain Muslim issues."

Didn't we just do this?
When the CW's Aliens in America premiered last Fall, I heard some comments that it was reminding people of Little Mosque. Aliens was funny, but it never became a hit; will Little Mosque meet the same fate? If you've seen the Canadian show, I'd love to know how you think it will work for the US. In the meantime, you can watch the beginning of the series' first episode if you



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RiceGirlReese RiceGirlReese 9 years
Little Mosque is okay, but I thought Aliens in America was WAY funnier ( maybe because I'm American), its a shame it wont be coming back in the fall.
elizabelle elizabelle 9 years
I can't agree more. this is a great show, but I doubt the canadian humor will translate well. it's a shame the canadian version isn't being picked up as is. the canadian cast is great, too.
shafiii shafiii 9 years
Little Mosque on the Prarie is the greatest show! it is soo entertaining i really hope they don't do this, it won't translate well at all
fauxtographic fauxtographic 9 years
i totally agree with lauriegilbert and g5goddess, i totally love the show but i'm not sure how well it would translate. it really has a strong canadian humour aspect to it, and even if it were exported as-is i'm not sure it would do well in the US, and i have much less confidence that an american version would be able to effectively recreate what 'works' for the show. we shall see though! i do find this re-make trend annoying though. sure it works sometimes (the office), but are american audiences really incapable of enjoying the original versions of these shows? disappointing.
g5goddess g5goddess 9 years
wow. i do watch the CBC version and I love it! I am reluctant to say how well it will translate though. Canadian humour is different than our American counterparts, so its a tough call. Wish it the best though!
Juicylemon Juicylemon 9 years
It will start to air in french tomorrow (in Quebec). I'll watch, it looks funny .
lauriegilbert lauriegilbert 9 years
I'm curious to see how the show will translate across the border -- Canadian comedy has a flavour all to it's self. I'm also curious what station will buy the rights.
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