Just a few weeks after announcing his departure from "Saturday Night Live," Andy Samberg is back on television - although his American fans may not be able to catch his latest TV gig.
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The U.K.-based BBC Three announced on Tuesday that Samberg will star in a six-episode series titled "Cuckoo," according to The Hollywood Reporter. The funnyman will play a "slacker full of outlandish, New Age ideas" who horrifies his new in-laws.
"The best of British meets the toast of Hollywood," said executive producer Ash Atalla in a statement. "We hope 'Cuckoo' cements the special relationship between our two great countries. I imagine [Barack] Obama and [British Prime Minister David] Cameron will be watching closely."
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