WILL hosts vote on British comedies
URBANA — WILL-TV will host the Great BritCom Vote XV on Saturday to determine which program will win a spot in WILL's BritCom Saturday night lineup.
Viewers can sample five British comedies and then call in a vote for one of them. Two new shows vie with three former candidates.
The programs begin at 7 p.m. with "Fawlty Towers," starring John Cleese as manic and arrogant hotel owner Basil Fawlty.
"Hebburn," at 7:40 p.m., is the first of three consecutive programs new to WILL-TV viewers. It's about the Pearson family and their impetuous and ambitious son, Jack, who has left home for the bright lights of Manchester. While drunk in Las Vegas, he has secretly married a middle-class Jewish girl and realizes it's about time he introduced her to his family.
Next up at 8:20 p.m. is "Moone Boy," a family comedy series about a boy growing up in a chaotic and creative household in late 1980s Ireland. This semi-autobiographical series is written by and stars Chris O'Dowd as the imaginary friend of 11-year-old Martin, the youngest child in the family.
"Spy," which follows at 9 p.m., is the story of Tim, a single dad of a precocious 9-year-old son, Marcus. To prove to his son that he is not a complete loser, Tim quits his dead-end job. But his life changes when he is accidentally recruited as a trainee spy for Britain's MI5 intelligence agency.
Last up at 9:45 p.m. is another program previously in the schedule, "The Vicar of Dibley," starring Dawn French as a female minister assigned to a conservative small-town church.