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05/09/2013 01:25 pm ET Updated May 09, 2013

'Everybody Loves Raymond' Remake: BBC Orders 'The Smiths' Starring Catherine Tate, Lee Mack

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"Everybody Loves Raymond" is getting a remake in the form of "The Smiths" across the pond on BBC.

"The Smiths" will be set in Cheshire, England and it follows the "Everybody Loves Raymond" story by having a Lee Mack play a sportswriter who lives across the street from his overbearing parents and brother. The pilot was written by Mack. Catherine Tate will play his wife.

American viewers will recognize Tate from her turn on "The Office" and as Donna Noble on "Doctor Who."

"The Smiths" will film in front of a studio audience on May 28.

This isn't the first time "Everybody Loves Raymond" has gotten an overseas remake. Series creator Phil Rosenthal made "Exporting Raymond," a documentary about his experiences making "Voroniny," the Russian version of "Everybody Loves Raymond."

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