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.

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