England is in for a real treat. The broadcast rights to NBC’s best series, Parks and Recreation, have been acquired by BBC Four. The move is part of a bigger plan to increase the broadcaster's digital arts network.
The network also announced that it would be airing the Showtime documentary Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic, which was authorized by his family.
Richard Klein, the BBC Four controller, talked about the programming plans for the network. It is spending the next year focusing on comedy.
"BBC Four is in really great shape at the moment, with [viewer] share continuing to increase," he said. "We’ve had a great critical and audience response to recent programs, from Food Glorious Food to the Big Science season, and, of course, the much anticipated return of The Killing III, which launched with over 1 million viewers.
"Looking ahead, there’s much to look forward to, and I’m delighted that we have acquired Parks and Recreation, one of America’s smartest comedy series. To accompany this, the channel is taking a year-long look at comedy...exploring what makes us laugh and showcasing some of our most popular comedians, from Richard Prior to Simon Amstel.”
British TVRage fans, what do you make of this news?