LA To Vegas is UK bound. Paramount Network has acquired the UK rights to the short-lived Fox comedy starring Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story) after striking a deal with international distributor Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. The series is eyed for January premiere on the channel.
LA To Vegas is a workplace comedy about an airline crew and the eccentric passengers who, every weekend, take the roundtrip flight from Los Angeles to Las Vegas with one goal in mind – to come back a winner. It won’t be easy, but this unlikely group of miscreants and dreamers will eventually go from being strangers on a plane to a supportive, if unconventional, family…well, at least from Friday to Sunday.
The comedy series, which was created by Lon Zimmet, is produced by 20th Century Fox Television in association with Gary Sanchez Productions and stars Dylan McDermott (American Horror Story), Kim Matula (UnREAL), Ed Weeks (The Mindy Project), Nathan Lee Graham (The Comeback), Olivia Macklin (The Young Pope) and Peter Stormare (The Big Lebowski). Despite efforts by the producers to secure a second season by pitching a guest appearance by Will Ferrell, Fox cancelled the series back in May after a single fifteen episode season.
This marks only the second exclusive first run acquisition for Paramount Network after they picked up fellow cancelled Fox sitcom The Mick earlier this year. They do, however, hold free-to-air rights to a number of other U.S. scripted series, such as The CW’s Arrow, Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, FX’s The Strain, ABC’s Marvel’s Agent Carter, the ABC-turned-Netflix drama Designated Survivor, and USA Network’s Suits.
Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is having a good run in the UK at the moment. The company, acting on behalf of FX Networks, recently concluded a wide-ranging multi-year output deal with the BBC for FX original series going forward. They also just last month licensed the UK rights to the Mark-Paul Gosselaar fronted drama series The Passage, which is based on Justin Cronin’s trilogy of novels and was developed for television by Liz Heldens, to FOX UK.
Check out Fox’s original trailer for LA To Vegas below: