This browser is supported only in Windows 10 and above.
Clockwise from top right: Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor, and Sally Struthers in 'All in the Family' (Photo: CBS)
Clockwise from top right: Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O'Connor, and Sally Struthers in 'All in the Family' (Photo: CBS)
Clockwise from top right: Rob Reiner, Jean Stapleton, Carroll O’Connor, and Sally Struthers in ‘All in the Family’ (Photo: CBS)

From All in the Family to The Office, America has a lengthy history of borrowing and remaking TV series from our friends across the Atlantic. And that tradition continues. Not only is NBC taking another stab at re-imagining The IT Crowd for a U.S. audience, it has been reported that Fox is set to Americanize BBC AMERICA’s Luther with the help of series creator Neil Cross. Whatever happens with these shows, we’ll see many more of these remakes in the future.

Siobhan Thompson looks at the phenomenon in Episode 19 of our Anglophenia YouTube series:

See more:
WATCH: Who Was Guy Fawkes?
Literary Guide: Failed Monster Mashups
WATCH: How to Sling Insults Like the British

Read More
By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.