List of American television shows based on foreign shows

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Many US television series are based, copied, or derived from television shows from other countries.

American show Original show Original country Notes
All in the Family Till Death Us Do Part United Kingdom
Amanda's Fawlty Towers United Kingdom
American Idol Pop Idol United Kingdom
Big Brother Big Brother the Netherlands
Cash Cab Cash Cab United Kingdom
Coupling Coupling United Kingdom
Dancing with the Stars Strictly Come Dancing United Kingdom
Deal or No Deal Miljoenenjacht Netherlands
Eleventh Hour Eleventh Hour United Kingdom
The Ex List The Mythological X Israel
Homeland (TV series) Prisoners of War Israel
In Treatment BeTipul Israel
The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners United Kingdom
Kath and Kim Kath and Kim Australia
The Killing Forbrydelsen Denmark
Life on Mars Life on Mars United Kingdom
Men Behaving Badly Men Behaving Badly United Kingdom
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger Japan
The Mole The Mole Belgium
The Office The Office United Kingdom
Payne Fawlty Towers United Kingdom
Prime Suspect Prime Suspect United Kingdom
Queer as Folk Queer as Folk United Kingdom
Sanford and Son Steptoe and Son United Kingdom
Secret Millionaire Secret Millionaire United Kingdom
Shameless Shameless United Kingdom
Skins Skins United Kingdom
Survivor Expedition Robinson Sweden
Three's Company Man About the House United Kingdom
Too Close for Comfort Keep it in the Family United Kingdom
Trading Spaces Changing Rooms United Kingdom
Ugly Betty Yo soy Betty, la fea Colombia
Viva Laughlin Blackpool United Kingdom
The Weakest Link The Weakest Link United Kingdom
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? United Kingdom
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Whose Line Is It Anyway? United Kingdom
Wife Swap Wife Swap United Kingdom
Wilfred Wilfred Australia
Worst Week The Worst Week of My Life United Kingdom

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