ABC has greenlit the comedy, The Thick of It from Richard Day and Mitchell Hurwitz.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the series will be adapted from the BBC 4 comedy and centers on a put-upon member of Parliament who is harassed by inept bureaucrats. The ABC adaptation will focus on the nonpartisan high jinks that ensue in the office of a member of Congress. The British series has had exposure in the U.S. through airings on BBC America.
Day is writing the pilot script; no word on an air date for The Thick of It.