The IT Crowd was to be a television comedy on NBC in the 2008-2009 television season, based on the British series of the same name and adapted for U.S. audiences. NBC filmed the studio audience portion of a pilot for an American version of The IT Crowd on February 16, 2007. The show was to be remade with an American cast, akin to The Office, although Richard Ayoade would reprises his role as Moss. Jessica St. Clair was to play Jen, the female lead, and Joel McHale was to play Roy. The show was picked up for a midseason debut in 2008 but was later pushed back to air during the 2008-2009 season. On September 13 2007, it was reported that NBC pulled the plug on the show.