Pilot News: NBC Orders Adaptation of Andy Samberg's Cuckoo Comedy

Cuckoo NBC Comedy Pilot

Things are getting Cuckoo at NBC.

The network has given a pilot order to an adaptation of the UK series, which starred Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) in its first season, followed by Taylor Lautner (Twilight) in the second installment.

In the potential single-cam comedy, a daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming-but-infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo, much to her father’s annoyance.

Original creators Robin French and Kieron Quirke will pen the pilot with Tim Long (The Simpsons), who also serves as an executive producer.

This is the second straight development season that NBC has tried to adapt Cuckoo. The project received a put pilot commitment in 2013.

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4 Comments
  1. Dean says:

    Twenty bucks says this (and the rest of the NBC comedies) get canned after one season. If it even makes it to one season.

  2. Sokratis Lakrindis says:

    Why? Cuckoo could just be aired as it is now! Why Americanize a show that already has American leads???? And which is hilarious I might add.

  3. Chad Cronin says:

    Typo. It’s Taylor Lautner

  4. Common Sense says:

    NOTE: To ALL US Television Networks/Executives… Please stop remaking shows whose only “crime” was being made in the UK. See: Broadchurch, Luther, The IT Crowd, etc.
    Just pick these up and air them as is already.