DAVID MITCHELL AND ROBERT WEBB RETURN TO BBC AMERICA WITH ALL NEW U.S. PREMIERE SEASONS OF PEEP SHOW AND THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK
BAFTA and British Comedy Award-winning duo, David Mitchell and Robert Webb are back on BBC AMERICA in April with all new U.S. premiere seasons of their cult hit shows. Peep Show Season 3 and 4 premieres Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 9:00p.m. ET/PT, That Mitchell and Webb Look Season 3 premieres Wednesday, April 7, 2010, 9:30p.m. ET/PT. On Wednesday, April 28, 2010, both shows will move back an hour to 10:00p.m. ET/PT and 10:30p.m. ET/PT.
The Guardian called Peep Show "the best comedy of the decade" while The Observer said "Peep Show remains as brilliantly twisted as ever" and superstar Ricky Gervais counts it among his favorite shows of all time. The new U.S. premiere seasons continue to follow the domestic adventures of Mark (David Mitchell) and Jeremy (Robert Webb), two late-twenty something roommates living in London. As ever, viewers are party to Mark and Jeremy's innermost thoughts as the dysfunctional duo try in vain to find their place in modern culture, to grow up and maybe even find love and fulfillment.
Mark finally manages to start going out with Sophie (Olivia Colman), until � heartbreakingly � she is relocated to Bristol. While he struggles to keep their long-distance relationship going via attempted phone sex, Jeremy tries to get over his disastrous marriage to American beauty Nancy by embarking on a series of unwise relationships including his neighbor and Mark's sister, Toni (Elizabeth Marmur). Other high jinks ensue throughout the seasons as Mark and Jeremy are forced to deal with intimidating plumbers, mental illness, muggers and the ups, but mostly downs, of casual drug use � in fact all the usual problems of everyday life.
That Mitchell and Webb Look crackles with more of David and Rob's brainy but eccentric comedy, and returns with a number of well loved characters and sketches including Sir Digby Chicken Caesar, Ginger and the Lazy Writers. Described as "easily the funniest sketch series around" (Daily Telegraph), this new season also brings a slew of new characters as well as a new regular feature called The Quiz Broadcast, a game show in the wake of "The Event" � a global catastrophe that has destroyed society as we know it. The last few surviving humans compete for top prizes, such as fuel and food.
A wealth of inventive new one-off sketches include the mysterious futuristic cult of Vectron � a religion that began as the result of a misunderstanding, an exciting new system for finding books on shelves called the Jan Hankl's Flank Pat�, and a couple who definitely aren't swingers and are very keen to let everyone know.
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ABOUT DAVID MITCHELL AND ROBERT WEBB
Actors, writers and comedians David Mitchell and Robert Webb met at Cambridge University, and soon wrote for shows including the comedy Armstrong and Miller, Big Train featuring Simon Pegg and Catherine Tate and the long running Dead Ringers. They've now successfully shot seven seasons of Peep Show and three seasons of That Mitchell and Webb Look.
CAST AND PRODUCTION CREDITS
PEEP SHOW- SEASON 3 & 4
Mark David Mitchell
Jeremy Robert Webb
Sophie Olivia Colman
Big Suze Sophie Winkleman
Super Hans Matt King
Alan Paterson Joseph
Creators Andrew O'Connor
Writers Jesse Armstong
Additional Material David Mitchell
Peep Show is an Objective Productions made for Channel 4.
THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK- SEASON 3
Cast David Mitchell
Writers David Mitchell
Producer Gareth Edwards
Director Ben Fuller
That Mitchell and Webb Look is a BBC Vision Production made for the BBC.
Mark has a run-in with some muggers, who steal his precious blackberry - and put him off his stroke with Sophie as a result. Meanwhile, Jeremy faces a tricky dilemma over the love of his life and a potential threesome. Episode 1 premieres Wednesday, April 7, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
Mark and Sophie are finally beginning to go steady when she's forced to move from London for work. Mark is devastated, so Sophie offers phone sex as a solution, which Mark nervously accepts. Meanwhile, Jeremy is forced to consider getting an old friend sectioned. And soon realises sectioning could be a good way of ridding his life of other problem people. Episode 2 premieres Wednesday, April 14, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
Jeremy plans to throw a secret magic mushroom party in the apartment, where he hopes to seduce his ex, Big Suze. But when Mark suddenly comes home from work with gastric flu, Jeremy's plans go to pieces. Meanwhile, in a moment of panic, Super Hans does some violent damage to the toilet door, but the builder they call in is equally unhinged. Episode 3 premieres Wednesday, April 21, 9:00p.m. ET/PT
Mark's plans for an enjoyable and productive week off work go out the window when his sister comes to stay. Jeremy clearly has the hots for her, and when Mark warns him to back off, Jeremy just wants her more... But then the shoe is on the other foot when Mark realises he has unexpected feelings for Jeremy's ex, Big Suze. Episode 4 premieres Wednesday, April 28, 10:00p.m. ET/PT
Sophie and her new gay friend, Dom, drag Mark off to a gay club, where he pretends to take drugs with the others. Meanwhile, Jeremy is on jury duty - and starts an ill-advised affair with the female defendant. He soon realises his illicit girlfriend is nothing but trouble, but is then faced with a huge dilemma: should he call for a guilty verdict merely to get rid of her? Episode 5 premieres Wednesday, May 5, 10:00p.m. ET/PT
Mark is worried he's drifting apart from Sophie, so immediate action is called for - he must propose. Ever the romantic, he takes her on a mini-break to Somerset while Jeremy also travels to their hotel with Super Hans, who is planning to use the weekend to go 'cold turkey'. Episode 6 premieres Wednesday, May 12, 10:00p.m. ET/PT
Season 4 synopses are forthcoming- all episodes on Wednesdays at 10:00p.m. ET/PT
THAT MITCHELL AND WEBB LOOK
New sketches include a post apocalypse game show, a new doorbell that uses a dog and a canon, and Santa's no good brother turning up at the North Pole. Episode 1 premieres Wednesday, April 7, 9:30p.m. ET/PT
New sketches include Captain Todger the world's least politically correct superhero and a documentary about the early years of Ted and Peter the snooker commentators. Episode 2 premieres Wednesday, April 14, 9:30p.m. ET/PT
New sketches include a painfully honest best man speech, James Bond playing guess the weight of the cake at a county fair and the return of Sir Digby Chicken Caesar. Episode 3 premieres Wednesday, April 21, 9:30p.m. ET/PT
New sketches include an ill friend asking for some very unreasonable last requests, and more from the post apocalypse game show. Episode 4 premieres Wednesday, April 28, 10:30p.m. ET/PT
New sketches include the Grand Designs couple trying to build an airport in their garden, and a holy hermit who does not like company. Episode 5 premieres Wednesday, May 5, 10:30p.m. ET/PT
New sketches include an Alcoholic Bed and Breakfast stay, and new Numberwang. Episode 6 premieres Wednesday, May 12, 10:30p.m. ET/PT