America is picking up more British formats, two of which are airing in Australia.
ABC Studios is planning Heroics, which premieres in its original UK format No Heroics tonight on ABC2. Like the original, the US version will revolve around four B-list superheroes but led by Pete aka Chillout, a Canadian-born superhero who can freeze small objects.
Meanwhile Pulling, which is also airing on ABC2, will also be produced by ABC Studios. Based on a British format, it revolves around three single thirtysomething women, two of them to be played by Lindsay Sloane and Mary Elizabeth Ellis, who live together after one (Sloane) breaks off her engagement the day before her wedding.
Finally there was also news this week that NBC is closing in on a version of Have I Got News for You -the prototype to Good News Week.
And that’s without mentioning the AbFab adaptation.