Articles Tagged 'U.S. Remakes'


WATCH: TV Shows America Stole From Britain

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 […]

Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman of ‘Pointless’ (BBC)

Five British Game Shows The U.S. Should Remake

There’s a long-established tradition of cultural exchange between the U.K. and U.S. when it comes to game shows. For every Wheel of Fortune going one way there’s a Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? going the other; sometimes Family Feud gets renamed Family Fortunes when it crosses the Atlantic, whereas other times we both get stuck with Anne Robinson presenting Weakest Link. […]

WATCH: When David Brent Met Michael Scott: Gervais on ‘The Office’

It was blink-or-you-missed-it, but man was it classic: as previously reported, infamous Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais brought his David Brent from the original British comedy, The Office, to the NBC version last night (January 27). The newly svelte Mr. Brent emerges from an elevator only to run into his American counterpart, Michael Scott (Steve […]

‘Skins,’ ‘Being Human’ Remakes Score Record-Breaking Launches

Guess all of the promos worked: MTV’s Skins, the U.S. remake of the British teen drama seen on BBC America, has proven a huge ratings success for the channel. In its first airing on Monday (January 17), it received a stunning 3.26 million viewers and garnered the largest audience in the core 12-34 demographic for […]

Look Ahead at 2011: UK TV Series Receiving American Makeovers

Those bigwigs in Hollywood love their British telly. In a feverish race to provide fresh content to hungry American viewers, producers, writers, and executives maintain a watchful eye on the shows that are catching fire across the pond, hoping that they can replicate that success over here. But this process isn’t an exact science: for […]

WATCH: Trailer for Syfy’s ‘Being Human’ Remake

Check out the newly released trailer for the U.S. version of Being Human, which premieres on Syfy in January. The remake does not stray from the UK original’s concept, which is a twentysomething dramedy with a supernatural twist. A vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf live together as roommates, and the series follows their attempts […]

Watch: Two New Trailers for History Channel’s ‘Top Gear’

There’s exactly one month before the History Channel premieres its U.S. version of BBC AMERICA’s Top Gear on Sunday, November 21st. And the cable network has released two spanking-new trailers featuring hosts Tanner Foust, Adam Ferrara, and Rutledge Wood. Hats off to the folks who do promos over at History: these are pretty cool. What […]

Video: Sneak Peek at U.S. ‘Top Gear’

The History Channel has posted a YouTube sneak peek of the U.S. Top Gear featuring hosts Adam Ferrara, Tanner Foust, and Rutledge Wood racing their favorite Lamborghinis. You get to catch a little host banter around 1:30. What do you think?

BBC AMERICA’s The Inbetweeners Will Be Americanized

In addition to their remake of Skins, MTV is also making a U.S. adaptation of the hit BBC AMERICA comedy, The Inbetweeners. “MTV is close to giving a pilot commitment to the project, from Aaron Kaplan‘s Kapital Entertainment,” reports “Iain Morris and Damon Beesley, creators of the original series which runs on Channel 4’s […]

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