HomeTVABCABC to Create US Version of Being Erica Jillian Bowe December 16, 2010 ABC, Being Erica, News 12 Comments Variety is reporting ABC will create an American version of the Canadian show Being Erica. Being Erica aired its first two seasons on the soon-to-be defunct SOAPnet. The show centers on a young woman who travels back through time to right wrongs from her past. Photo Credit: CBC 12 Responses Scout December 17, 2010 Why exactly do we need an American version of BE? Isn’t the Canadian original good enough? After all, we don’t have an American version of Rookie Blue. Typical ABC weirdness… Log in to Reply Bob Lamm December 17, 2010 The Canadian version of BEING ERICA is outstanding. There is every reason to believe that ABC will screw this up and create a mediocre “American” version. Log in to Reply Scout December 17, 2010 And since this is ABC, it will be poorly promoted, put in a tough time slot, and get canceled by the third episode. Tell me I’m wrong… Log in to Reply Carol2 December 17, 2010 Nice to see Brian Frons shows that he clogged up Soapnet with are now being pimped by ABC primetime. Log in to Reply ckg927 December 17, 2010 No, Scout, you’re thinking of Fox. ABC would at least give it 13 episodes. Log in to Reply Scout December 17, 2010 Oh, yeah? Tell that to “The Whole Truth” and “My Generation.” Log in to Reply rozzberry December 17, 2010 [quote=Scout]Oh, yeah? Tell that to “The Whole Truth” and “My Generation.”[/quote] Exactly! ABC(and the other major network) have less & less patience with new shows every year imho. With a few exceptions aside, if it’s not a crime show &/or it doesn’t take off immediately, there’s a great chance it’ll be cancelled within the first 1/2 dozen episodes. Doesn’t seem to matter if it’s a good show that could catch on with time. Some of the most loved tv shows over the last 20 or 30 years would’ve never made it out of the first few episodes if they were made today because they were slow starters. WAY too much impatience by modern tv execs. Anyway, on topic. I’m glad ABC recognize for being the good show it is. However I have an unfortunate hunch it will be watered down & get cancelled ASAP. Log in to Reply Bob Lamm December 17, 2010 What’s especially galling about creating an “American” version of BEING ERICA is that it’s hardly swamped with references to Canadian history, geography, and culture that Americans wouldn’t get. Is our country so ethnocentric that even a Canadian show has to be “Americanized”? Yes, BEING ERICA is shot in Canada (Toronto)… but so, of course, are LOTS of nighttime series in the U.S. that pretend to be in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, etc. ABC should just put on BEING ERICA as is. Log in to Reply Scout December 17, 2010 I agree, Bob Lamm, especially when ABC aired ‘Rookie Blue’ last summer (and it is a much more Canadian-centric series) and plan to air it again in 2011. I just don’t get it. Log in to Reply Dariclone December 18, 2010 Oh no no no! I am a Canadian who’s become addicted to the original BE. What will they do that will make it any better or even different from the original show? I think the only way this will work out is if they get a well-known [good] actress to play Erica and even then ABC probably won’t keep it on. Usually whenever America ends up making over a show from the UK, the original is ten times better. The only show I’ve ever liked that was a remake of a show from across the pond was Scoundrels and that’s laregly due to my Virgina Madsen love and the fact that I never caught Outrageous Fortune from the begining. Log in to Reply BeccaB0018 April 29, 2011 This is ridiculous for them to make an american version of BE. It pisses me off it’s just gonna take away from the show they are gonna waste money and no one is going to like it. By the way…How can I watch the fourth season?????????? It didn’t come on Hulu Yesterday and I can’t wait to see who her first patient is..!!! Log in to Reply Dariclone April 30, 2011 It hasn’t even aired in Canada yet. It’ll be back here in the fall. Hope this helps. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.