|Little Britain USA|
|Created by||Ben Silverman|
|Written by||David Walliams|
|Directed by||Michael Patrick Jann|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Michael Patrick Jann|
|Production locations||Los Angeles and Wilmington, North Carolina|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||19 Entertainment|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 28 –|
November 2, 2008
|Preceded by||Little Britain|
|Followed by||Come Fly with Me|
Little Britain USA is an American spin-off-continuation of British sketch show, Little Britain, produced and aired by HBO.
As in the British series, Matt Lucas and David Walliams play the majority of the characters: originals such as Lou and Andy, Daffyd Thomas, Sebastian Love, Marjorie Dawes and Vicky Pollard, as well as new characters not previously seen in the British series.
The first series started filming in March 2008 in Wilmington, North Carolina. HBO showed the first episode of the season in the United States on September 28, 2008; The Movie Network broadcast it in Canada the same day, followed by BBC One on October 3 in the UK.
New guest-stars include Rosie O'Donnell, Rachael Harris, Bob Stephenson, Paul Rudd (as the President of France), Hilarie Burton, Vivica A. Fox, and Sting. Michael Patrick Jann served as executive producer of the series and directed the majority of the shows. David Schwimmer directed studio-based segments of the show. Rosie O'Donnell also makes an appearance in a "Fat Fighters" segment.
The series was released on DVD in the UK by 2entertain in August 2009.
On November 27, 2008 on GMTV Matt Lucas announced plans for another season to air in 2009, but in July 2009, HBO announced the show would not return for a second season, but plan to work with Lucas and Walliams on other projects.
In Matt Lucas's autobiography, he wrote that HBO wanted to relaunch the show but first they wanted a ninety-minute special. Lucas and Walliams were reluctant to do ninety minutes of solid sketches and a counter-offer of doing two forty-five minute specials was turned down by the network.
The show has received a generally mixed response from critics, garnering a 60% approval rating on review aggregator website Metacritic. Mirror wrote: "The sad truth is Little Britain's mix of Monty Python, Kenny Everett, and Dick Emery has run its course. One-joke characters like Lou and Andy and Carol 'computer says no' Beer are being flogged to death. Walliams and Lucas have spent so much time deciding which frocks to wear, they've forgotten to write any gags. And their desperation to be outrageous is now just shockingly tedious."
Special guest starring
|Title||Original airdate||Production code||#||Special Total||Overall Total|
|"Little Britain USA (1)"||28 September 2008
3 October 2008
1 November 2009
|"Little Britain USA (2)"||5 October 2008
10 October 2008
|"Little Britain USA (3)"||12 October 2008
17 October 2008
|"Little Britain USA (4)"||19 October 2008
24 October 2008
|"Little Britain USA (5)"||26 October 2008
31 October 2008
|"Little Britain USA (6)"||2 November 2008
7 November 2008
23 December 2009