US Remakes Of British Series

Dateline: October 25, 2000
Updated: October 15, 2021

For decades, American producers have looked across the pond for inspiration for new shows. Here is an ongoing, comprehensive guide to every American show that was directly based on a British series. Mistakes? Omissions? E-mail me for corrections.. For purposes of brevity (not to mention sanity) I'm not including pilots that never became series.

Click on each series for a detailed description (original British title in parenthesis)

All In The Family (Till Death Us Do Part)
Amanda's (Fawlty Towers)
American Idol (Pop Idol)
As If
Beanes of Boston (Are You Being Served?)
Being Human 
Call Me Kat (Miranda)
Cold Feet
Cosby (One Foot In The Grave)
Dear John
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush
Eleventh Hour
First Years (This Life)
Foot In The Door (Tom, Dick & Harriet)
Getting On 
Gracepoint (Broadchurch) 
Holding The Baby
Hope Island (Ballykissangel)
House of Cards
Life Is Wild (Wild At Heart
Life On Mars
Lotsa Luck (On The Busses)
Love Thy Neighbor 
Lucky 7 (The Syndicate)
The Lucy Arnaz Show (Agony)
Mad Dogs
Max Headroom
Men Behaving Badly
My Guide To Becoming A Rock Star (The Young Person's Guide To Becoming A Rock Star)
Never Mind The Buzzcocks
The Office
On The Rocks (Porridge)
The Ortegas (The Kumars At No. 42)
Payne (Fawlty Towers
The Prisoner 
Queer As Folk
Reggie (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin)
The Ropers (George and Mildred)
Sanford and Son (Steptoe and Son
Stand By Your Man (Birds of a Feather)
That Was The Week That Was
Three’s A Crowd (Robin's Nest)
Three's Company (Man About The House)
Too Close For Comfort (Keep It in the Family)
Touching Evil
Viva Laughlin (Blackpool
The Weakest Link
What a Country (Mind Your Language)
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Worst Week (The Worst Week of My Life)

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