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How many TV shows has America stolen from Britain?

Anyone think of any i have missed?

The List is....




The Office

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)

Antiques Roadshow

Are you being served ( Renamed "Beanes of Boston" in the US)


As If

Ballykiss Angel (Renamed "Hope Island" in the US)

Being Human

Birds of a feather ( Renamed "Stand by your man" in the US)


Blackpool ( Renamed "Viva Laughlin!" in the US)

Brat Camp

Cash in the Attic

CD-UK (Renamed CD-USA)

Celebrity fit club

Changing Rooms ( Renamed "Changing spaces" in the US)

Cold Feet



Dads Army ( Renamed "The Rear Gaurd" in the US)

Dancing on Ice (Renamed "Skating with Celebrities" in the US)

Dear John


Dog eat Dog

Dont forget your toothbrush

Eleventh hour

Faking it

The rise and fall of reginald perrin (Renamed "Reggie" in the US)

Fawlty Towers

Footballers wives

Ant & Decs gameshow marothon ( Renamed "Gameshow marothon" in the US)

George and mildred ( Renamed "The Ropers" in the US)

Gladiators ( Renamed "American Gladiators")

Hells Kitchen

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)

Krypton Factor

Life on Mars

Little Britain

Love thy neighbour

Man about the house (Renamed "Threes company" in the US)

Master chef

Max hedroom

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

Kitchen nightmares

Red Dwarf

Robin's Nest (Renamed "Three's a Crowd" in the US)

Robot Wars

Scrapheap Challenge (Renamed "Junkyard Wars" in the US)

Secret Millionare


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)

Super Nanny


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)

Touching Evil

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)

Undercover Boss

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)

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite 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 isn´t stealing anything. And if you talk about America you should talk about a lot of other countries. And do you really think England doesn´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! :)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    they took shameless and blackadder? D:

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
  • Ti
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    That is what we Americans do. We steal from everyone and claim it as our own.

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