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'Almost Royal's' dim faux aristocrats are mostly funny on BBC America

"Almost Royal," which premieres Saturday on BBC America, is a prank sitcom in the spirit of Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G, (which is in turn in the spirit of Chris Morris' great "Brass Eye," which also influenced, or anyway predated "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart era). The deal: Actors engage... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/EiGbXDU-jzc/la-et-st-almost-royal-review-20140621-column.html

A taste of BBC America's 'Almost Royal'

"Almost Royal" is BBC America's fish-out-of-water comedy that centers on two actors posing as bottom-rung royal siblings touring the U.S., with the Americans they encounter not in on the ruse.   Read More... //feeds.latimes.com/~r/latimes/entertainment/news/tv/~3/N3e7UcELkd8/la-et-st-a-taste-of-bbc-america-almost-royal-20140619-story.html

Nothing Is Sacred in BBC America’s ‘Almost Royal’ (And It’s Awesome)

BBC America’s first original comedy/reality series  Almost Royal , premiering with back-to-back episodes tonight, Saturday, June 21st at 10PM, is a squirm-inducing exercise in embarrassment humor for all parties involved. The series follows British aristocrats Poppy (Amy Hoggart) and Georgie (Ed Gamble) Carlton, who are the 51st and 50th in line to the Throne, respectively. The siblings embark on a journey across America to fulfill the wish of the dead father who died tragically when he accidentally shot himself in the face when his bullet ricocheted off of a no shooting sign. (“It was a terrible waste of a life…and a sign,” Georgie deadpans.) Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/06/21/nothing-sacred-bbc-americas-almost-royal-awesome/

Almost Royal (BBC America) Series Premiere 2014 “Los Angeles/Boston”

Almost Royal  premieres with two back-to-back episodes Saturday, June 21st at 10PM on BBC America. Episode Synopsis:  Almost Royal (BBC America) Episode 1 & 2 “Los Angeles/Boston” – A very unconventional royal tour of America commences in Los Angeles. Distant heirs to the throne, siblings Georgie and Poppy Carlton are the latest Brits on the scene. After a bicycle ride around Beverly Hills and a consultation with a plastic surgeon, they meet with some Hollywood movers and shakers in an attempt to launch Poppy’s acting career. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/06/20/almost-royal-bbc-america-series-premiere-2014-los-angelesboston/