‘The IT Crowd’ Heads to IFC’s ‘Automat’ Block


The IT Crowd, an offbeat comedy from the creator of Father Ted, will be seen in the U.S. for the first time this fall on IFC.

Written and directed by Graham Linehan, of Father Ted and Black Books, produced by Ash Atalla (The Office) and distributed internationally by FremantleMedia Enterprises, The IT Crowd, currently airing on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom, is about the technical support team housed in the basement of a fictitious corporation. It’s developed a cult following since it debuted in 2006.

IFC will air the first two seasons this fall beginning Sept. 30. The third season will premiere on IFC in early 2009, following its debut on Channel 4 this fall. Each season includes six 30-minute episodes.

“The show is about a group of workmates hanging out, getting into humiliating scrapes and then getting out of them,” Linehan said in an IFC release. “Seinfeld with laptops, I suppose. At least, that's the intention.”

The IFC Automat is a four-hour block scheduled to launch Tuesday nights in September.