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Like White Toblerone: BBC America Announces Acquisition of "Gavin & Stacey" Christmas Special and Season Three

Just in time for the holidays, BBC America has announced that it has acquired the US rights to the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special (which aired in the UK last year) and Season Three of Gavin & Stacey.

(Yes, this news makes me as giddy as a small child opening presents on Christmas Day.)

BBC America will air the Gavin & Stacey Christmas special, written by series creators James Corden and Ruth Jones, on Thursday, December 24th at 10 pm ET/PT. (You can read my review of the Christmas special, written earlier this year, here.)

Meanwhile, the digital cabler has also announced that Season Three of Gavin & Stacey will be crossing the pond. BBC America will launch the comedy's third and final season in second quarter 2010. Exact airdate will be announced at a later date.

The full press release from BBC America can be found below.

BBC AMERICA ACQUIRES U.S. PREMIERES OF GAVIN & STACEY’S CHRISTMAS SPECIAL AND THIRD SEASON


BBC AMERICA today announced the acquisition of the U.S premieres of the Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special and the highly anticipated third season. The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special premieres Thursday, December 24, 10:00p.m. ET/PT and season three premieres Q2, 2010.

· Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special (1 x 60), a BBC production, distributed by BBC Worldwide
· Gavin & Stacey - Season 3 (6 x 30), a BBC production distributed by BBC Worldwide.

GAVIN & STACEY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL - U.S. PREMIERE
Last season ended with Gavin and Stacey reuniting after a difficult separation and happily celebrating the birth of Smithy and Nessa’s baby. Now it's Christmas Eve and Stacey’s family decide to join Gavin’s for one of his dad’s famous turkey dinners. Chaos erupts - obviously. Smithy, excited about his first Christmas with his son, doesn’t count on Nessa’s boyfriend Dave Coaches (Steffan Rhodri) tagging along and hilarity ensues throughout the day as Smithy’s jealousy builds. The neighbors Pete (Adrian Scarborough) and Dawn (Julia Davies) get embroiled in a family argument and it ends with Pete punching Dave Coaches. Meanwhile Stacey's older brother, Jason (Robert Wilfort) and Uncle Bryn (Rob Brydon), have a heart-to-heart about “that” mysterious fishing trip from season one while Gavin and Stacey’s reveal their plan to move to Barry Island which doesn’t quite turn out to be the Christmas present their families were expecting.

GAVIN & STACEY - SEASON 3 - U.S. PREMIERE
As Gavin starts his new job, the move to Barry Island means big changes for the whole family. Gavin’s parents, Pam and Mick have to adjust to an empty nest while Stacey’s mom, Gwen's got a full house again. Stacey’s in her element, but will this finally be the solution to the couple's long-distance problem? And how will Gavin take to living in Wales?

BBC AMERICA brings audiences a new generation of award-winning television featuring news with a uniquely global perspective, provocative dramas, razor-sharp comedies, life-changing makeovers and a whole new world of nonfiction. BBC AMERICA pushes the boundaries to deliver high quality, highly addictive and eminently watchable programming to viewers who demand more. It is available on digital cable and satellite TV in more than 65 million homes.

Comments

Bella Spruce said…
The Gavin & Stacey Christmas Special is hilarious and beautifully bittersweet. I'm thrilled the hear that they will FINALLY be airing it here after too long a wait.
Hadley said…
It's a Christmas miracle! I've been waiting and waiting to see the Christmas special and am so happy that I'll finally have a chance. And I'm really looking forward to season three too!

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