18 Popular British TV Shows That Got a US Remake

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The UK and the USA have had a special relationship for years now – and not just in a political sense! The entertainment industries of these two countries are pretty closely linked, leading to a lot of ideas being shared or ‘borrowed.' You know the drill: if a TV show is successful in one country, a remake is likely to crop up in the other. From the British perspective, a lot of our best shows have often found themselves moving Stateside – for better or worse.

While some of these remakes have undoubtedly been incredibly successful, some crashed and burned within a season. Others were so atrocious that they didn't make it past the pilot stage! Clearly, not everything that we Brits enjoy is quite as well-received in the USA. Some of these new versions are worth watching. Others should seriously be avoided at all costs…