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How many TV shows has America stolen from Britain?
Anyone think of any i have missed?
The List is....
Britains got Got Talent (Renamed "Americas got talent")
Pop Idol (Renamed "American Idol")
Who wants to be a millionare
The weakest link
Da Ali G show
Agony ( Renamed "The Lucie Arnaz Show" in the US)
Are you being served ( Renamed "Beanes of Boston" in the US)
Ballykiss Angel (Renamed "Hope Island" in the US)
Birds of a feather ( Renamed "Stand by your man" in the US)
Blackpool ( Renamed "Viva Laughlin!" in the US)
Cash in the Attic
CD-UK (Renamed CD-USA)
Celebrity fit club
Changing Rooms ( Renamed "Changing spaces" in the US)
Dads Army ( Renamed "The Rear Gaurd" in the US)
Dancing on Ice (Renamed "Skating with Celebrities" in the US)
Dog eat Dog
Dont forget your toothbrush
The rise and fall of reginald perrin (Renamed "Reggie" in the US)
Ant & Decs gameshow marothon ( Renamed "Gameshow marothon" in the US)
George and mildred ( Renamed "The Ropers" in the US)
Gladiators ( Renamed "American Gladiators")
The Grimleys ( Renamed "The Grubbs" in the US)
Hit me baby one more time
Holding the baby
Home to Roost ( Renamed "You again" in the US)
Honey were killing the kids
How clean is your house
Id do anything
Its me or the dog
Im a celebrity get me out of here
The IT crowd
Keep it in the family ( Renamed "To close for comfort" in the US)
Life on Mars
Love thy neighbour
Man about the house (Renamed "Threes company" in the US)
Men behaving badly
Mind your language (Renamed "What a country" in the US)
Mr Men and little miss ( Renamed "Mr men show")
Never mind the buzzcocks
The 1900 House (Renamed " Frontier House" in the US)
Not the Nine O'Clock News ( Rnamed "Not Necessarily the News" in the US)
On the Buses (Renamed "Lotsa Luck " in the US)
One Foot in the Grave (Renamed "Cosby" in the US)
Porridge ( Renamed "On the Rocks" in the US)
Queer as folk
Robin's Nest (Renamed "Three's a Crowd" in the US)
Scrapheap Challenge (Renamed "Junkyard Wars" in the US)
Spooks (Renamed "MI5" in the US)
Spitting Image (Renamed "D.C. Follies" in the US)
Steptoe and Son (Renamed "Sanford and Son" in the US)
Strictly Come Dancing (Renamed "Dancing with the Stars " in the US)
That was the week that was
The thick of it
This Life (Renamed "First Years" in the US)
Till Death Us Do Part (Renamed "All in the Family" in the US)
Top of the pops
Trigger happy TV
Two's Company ( Renamed "The Two of Us" in the US)
Upstairs Downstairs (Renamed "Beacon Hill" in the US)
The Vicar of Dibley (Renamed "The Minister Of Divine" in the US)
What not to wear
Who do you think you are
Whos line is it anyway
Wife Swap (Renamed "Wife swap USA & "Trading Spouses")
Wild at heart ( Renamed "Life is wild" in the US)
The worlds strictest parents
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star (Renamed "My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star" in the US)
- wolfmanoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Actually the rights to all these shows were purchased legally, so nothing was stolen. And American Gladiators came first.
- 1 decade ago
By Britain you mean England?? Britain is not just England you know? A lot of countries purchase those tv shows. So, calm down. America isnÂ´t stealing anything. And if you talk about America you should talk about a lot of other countries. And do you really think England doesnÂ´t "copy" anything from America? Where did that rivalry against America came from?
- 1 decade ago
Hay dude...whatever ... Hold your horses .
All that you have listed are the ones that are being imposed on us eventhough we don't like them.
Trust me, 90 percent of the time, Eventhough they are remade, we don't watch any of them. :)
The ones that has USA against their titles are the ones that are used to differentiate between uk and us. In us, they say wife swap uk.
Some programs like dog or me, super nanny are the ones who chose to take a trip to USA. So they are pretty much imposing British things on us that we don't want to watch.
And other programs like American idol etc are by the same producers who give different name but make money from American viewers- so should I say exploiters?
We are big on American classic like Charlie sheen and stuff.... You get an idea right! :)
- Anonymous1 decade ago
they took shameless and blackadder? D:
- Anonymous1 decade ago
go to the shows site:
- TiLv 71 decade ago
That is what we Americans do. We steal from everyone and claim it as our own.