DirecTV’s 101 makes first deal with BBC Worldwide for three U.K. comedies

Mutual Friends DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories.

“Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series after its first season, it was subsequently nominated alongside “Skins” for best comedy drama category. (Yes, they have a dramedy category over there.)

On Nov. 4, “No Heroics” (which airs across the pond on ITV) and “How Not to Live Your Life” will bow at 9 and 9:30 p.m. “No Heroics” is about four struggling superheroes, while “How” centers around a struggling regular guy played by series creator Dan Clark.

In 2009, ABC greenlit a pilot adaptation of “No Heroics” but did not order it to series.

The deal is the first between BBC Worldwide and DirecTV.

More TV

  • Tina Fey Robert Carlock

    Tina Fey, Robert Carlock to Be Honored by Writers Guild of America East

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • EMPIRE: Pictured L-R: Jussie Smollett and

    TV Ratings: 'Empire' Fall Finale Tops Wednesday

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • Casey Wilson

    'Happy Endings' Alums Casey Wilson, Jackie Clarke Team for NBC Put Pilot (EXCLUSIVE)

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • 9-1-1: Connie Britton in the series

    '9-1-1' Team on Why First Responder Series is Like a 'Viral Video'

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • On My Block

    Netflix Orders Inner City High School Comedy 'On My Block'

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • Bobs Burgers

    Fox Will Be Lean After Disney Deal, But Will It Be Mean?

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

  • Carrie Fisher Star Wars

    Fox Merges With Disney: The Storied Studio's 102-Year History

    DirecTV’s eclectically interesting 101 Network will begin airing three comedies from distributor BBC Worldwide in November, all of them past nominees in British Comedy Award categories. “Mutual Friends” (pictured), premiering at 10 p.m. Nov. 3., is a six-episode series about relationships, family and responsibility (or the lack thereof). Though BBC did not renew the series […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content