The Hollywood Reporter reports that ABC has ordered a pilot based on NO HEROICS, the British sitcom about a bunch of third-rate, misfit superheroes with horrible love lives, and the supers-only bar they hang out at. The show will be written by Yank Jeff Greenstein and the original show creator, Drew Pearce, who apparently reads this blog every now and then.
The UK version is out on DVD for all you all-region peeps, and thanks to Mr. Pearce, we got to sample the show*, which, like many Britcoms, puts its hapless cast into worse and worse social situations where not all their powers can save them. The UK show was quite funny, and featured a zillion in-jokes for anyone who actually reads comics, as well as a dark view of the social pecking order among the long underwear set. Hopefully a Stateside version can retain both elements.
(* This show was reviewed from an advance DVD sent by the production company that arrived while we were out of town, so we had, like three notices stuck to the door, and since it was an international package, it had to come via FedEx. Because it was the final attempt, we had to go all the way to the FedEx depot up on Madison to pick it up in person which was a little bit of a hassle, but the nice man from the production office emailed to make sure we got it.)