Fox takes a look at ‘Peep’

Net goes across the Pond for new slacker series

Fox has greenlit a comedy pilot based on the randy U.K. hit “Peep Show.”

Project comes from Carsey-Werner and will be created by “That ’70s Show” exec producers Jeff and Jackie Filgo. The scribes will take cues from the original British series, airing this side of the Pond on BBC America.

“Peep Show” follows the world of two average slackers described as a modern-day “Odd Couple.” Show frequently is told via the characters’ inner thoughts — which are usually quite crass and bordering on disturbing.

The second season of “Peep Show” bowed earlier this month in the U.K.; show recently won the Golden Rose at the Lucerne TV Festival for European sitcom. Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong write the British skein.

The Filgos will exec produce the U.S. version, along with Tom Werner and Marcy Carsey. Pilot will be produced for 2005-06 consideration at Fox.

Carsey-Werner is no stranger to adapting overseas projects. Indie studio was behind the NBC version of “Men Behaving Badly,” while its late-’90s entry “Cosby” was loosely based on the Britcom “One Foot in the Grave.” Shingle also went the other direction, briefly producing a U.K. version of “That ’70s Show” (reworked for British auds by Bain and Armstrong).

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