Fox TV Rebuilds Canadian 'Mosque'

The popular Canadian comedy "Little Mosque on the Prairie" will get an American overhaul courtesy of 20th Century Fox TV.

A number of American cable networks and studios had interest in the popular project.

"Fox got the creative vision of the show, that it has to be funny while it treads sensitively on certain Muslim issues," original series executive producer Mary Darling said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Created by Zarqa Nawaz, "Little Mosque on the Prairie" focuses on the small Muslim community in a fictional Saskatchewan town. The show premiered on CBC in early 2007 to extensive international attention and strong ratings. A second season premiered last fall and a third season has already been ordered.

Twentieth Century Fox TV hasn't attached writers to the project.

The original "Little Mosque" has yet to air on American TV and a separate deal to sell the series for broadcast could still be coming. The show was referenced in a number of early reviews for The CW's "Aliens in America," a well-regarded comedy that failed to generate a substantial enough audience to earn a renewal.

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