Little Britain courtesy of BBC Little Britain courtesy of BBC

HBO's development slate, as spelled out at the TCA summer press tour, includes the following:

" From American Idol creator Simon Fuller, an American adaptation of the hit BBC comedy Little Britain.

" Season 7 of Curb Your Enthusiasm premieres Sunday, Sept. 9, at 10 pm/ET.

" Leading into Curb is Tell Me You Love Me, a racy drama that has come under fire for seemingly - seemingly - depicting actual sex among its actors. (Responds the series' creator, "They are actors first and they will not ask anything of themselves, nor will I ask anything of them, that they are uncomfortable doing.")

" Real Time with Bill Maher, which resumes its fifth season on Aug. 24, got a Season 6 pickup, while The Wire will launch its final season in 1Q 2008.

" The WWII miniseries The Pacific is slated for a 3Q 2009 bow.