Agency Life Gets the Ha-Ha Treatment

By Kiran Aditham 

The BBC2 is set to unveil a new sitcom across the pond next Wednesday called The Persuasionists. Though we’re not really persuaded by the promo pic above, the show nonetheless “focuses on the lives of five overpaid and underworked employees at fictional advertising agency HHH&H” according to

Characters include an office lothario, a frustrated copywriter, an account director and a “ridiculous” manager. You can read about the show’s plotlines on W+K London’s blog, which notes that “the one reliably hilarious advertising ‘sitcom’ is always the bit in The Apprentice when the candidates are sent to work with a ‘top’ agency and end up producing stuff that a ten-year-old would be embarrassed to post on YouTube.” Wonder if they’ve read any of our blind items.

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