“In some ways, Bakersfield paved the ways for single camera shows like The Office and Larry's got the right sensibility to do Outnumbered justice,” said Hat Trick managing director Jimmy Mulville.
“Fox took one look at the original British series and immediately saw the potential for a primetime hit in the US.”
Outnumbered broke new ground for BBC1 last year for its experimental style that married a conventional sitcom set-up with improvised dialogue from its cast, which included Samantha Bond and Hugh Dennis and five year-old Ramona Marquez, who was named one of Broadcast's Hot 100.
A second seven-part series is set to air next year.
CBS recently commissioned Hat Trick to make an 8 x 30-minute series of hidden-camera format Game Show In My Head, a co-production with Fox 21 and Katalyst TV.
CBS is also remaking Hat Trick's Worst Week of My Life, retitled Worst Week, while NBC has ordered a pilot of Father Ted remake Father Fred.