The Television Critics Association Press Tour is going to be crawling with TVWeek staffers. Check this space for observations from the presentations, hallway chatter and the dope on who was misbehaving at the parties. TVWeek’s Jon Lafayette, Josef Adalian, Andrew Krukowski, Sergio Ibarra and Vlada Gelman all will post as they scour the scene for news.


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Bringing 'Worst Week' Across the Pond

July 18, 2008 11:54 AM

Worst Week TCA Panel

ADAPTATION: Executive Producer Matt Tarses, left, and actors Erin Hayes and Kyle Bornheimer from new CBS comedy "Worst Week" answer questions about their work on the show, adapted from the British series.

CBS’ “Worst Week” has its main character screwing up and stepping in it every episode.
More literally at some times than others.

In the pilot, Sam Briggs, played by Kyle Bornheimer, mixes up a pot of turkey with a toilet during a power outage.

Mr. Bornheimer, when asked about the comedic moments of playing in a scene like that, said, “Once you are presented with a pot of urine, the possibilities … pissabilities … are endless.”

“That’s for you guys,” he said to groans from audience.

The series, adapted from British series “The Worst Week of My Life,” was difficult to adapt to American sensibilities.

Translating British comedies to America is “like trying to transport a Ming vase across the ocean,” said Jimmy Mulville, executive producer.

—Andrew Krukowski


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