Lee Mack, Catherine Tate to star in 'Everybody Loves Raymond' remake

The BBC One pilot has been written by comic star Mack

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Lee Mack and Catherine Tate are set to star in a BBC One remake of hit US comedy Everybody Loves Raymond.

The new show, titled The Smiths, is to be set in Cheshire and follows a successful sportswriter (Mack) who lives with his wife (Tate) across the street with from his overbearing parents and older brothers, reports BBC News.

The initial BBC One pilot has been written by Not Going Out comic Lee Mack and produced by Silver River, the production company responsible for BBC comedy Pulling. The episode will be filmed in front of a live audience on May 28.

The UK remake of the hit CBS comedy will see Mack and Tate reunite after first appearing together in a live sketch show at Edinburgh Fringe in 1999, prior to their TV success. Mack is now a regular team captain on Would I Lie To You?, while Tate is known for her sketch show and her role as Donna Noble in Doctor Who.

Everybody Loves Raymond, which starred Ray Romano, ran for nine seasons between 1996 and 2005, becoming one of the highest-rated comedies in the US and winning 15 Emmy Awards.

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