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Fox to make local version of Little Mosque

US studio 20th Century Fox TV is to make a local version of hit Canadian comedy Little Mosque on the Prairie after inking a format deal with producer and distributor Westwind.

The show, which follows the lives of a group of small town mosque goers, airs on CBC in Canada and is currently in production of its third series. The finished programme has already been sold to Canal+ (France) and YLE (Finland), while French production company is also producing a two hour TV movie for Canal+.

Mary Darling, executive producer and Westwind Pictures boss, announced the deal at the Banff World Television Festival in Canada.

Darling also expects the finished Canadian version to be sold in to the United States soon.