I don't know how many viewers this will apply to, so since PBS schedules aren't consistent across the country. But if it's not on in your city, it might be worth checking elsewhere.
Anyway, in Los Angles, on KOCE at 10:30 PM tonight (Sunday) following Masterpiece Mystery, the station is premiering a new British sitcom called Vicious, about an elderly gay couple who have lived together in a London flat for almost half a century. This might not seem like enough on its own to earn a Media Alert, but then you note the cast.
It stars Ian McKellan and Derek Jacobi.
Yes, you read that correctly. Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi are starring in a new sitcom.
On the show's PBS website, the description continues: "Constantly picking each other apart and holding on to petty slights for decades, Freddie and Stuart are always at each other’s throats, cracking snide remarks aimed at the other’s age, appearance and flaws. However, underneath their vicious, co-dependent fighting, they have a deep love for one another."
I have no idea how the show is. But I don't think it's hyperbole to say that this might be the greatest cast for a sitcom in history.
Here's a brief montage from the show
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