"QI" in America
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We would like all of the four seasons of "QI" to be broadcast in the United States.
The show is exceptionally popular in the UK, and audience numbers continue to increase. It consistently garners the highest audience figures on BBC 4 during its broadcast runs. It has also been nominated for four BAFTA awards, and host Stephen Fry was awarded the Rose d'Or for Best Game Show Host.
QI is based around the philosophy that knowledge is "quite interesting". It contains a strong mixture of top-notch comedy and interesting information that greatly appeals to viewers. Because of the current backlash against the "dumbing down" of the media, we believe that now is the perfect time to make "QI" available to American audiences.
Amazon's 2006 Christmas global bestseller, the QI Book of General Ignorance, will be made available on American shelves on August 7th, 2007. This release will provide an excellent introduction to the show in the United States.
We therefore request that BBC America and all relevant bodies and parties take action to bring this excellent show to our screens.