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
America's Funniest Home Videos Fun TV with Kato-chan and Ken-chan Japan
American Idol Pop Idol United Kingdom
American Ninja Warrior Sasuke Japan
Antiques Roadshow (U.S. TV series) Antiques Roadshow United Kingdom
Being Human (North American TV series) Being Human (UK TV series) United Kingdom
Big Bad Beetleborgs Juukou B-Fighter
B-Fighter Kabuto
Big Brother Big Brother The Netherlands
BrainSurge Brain Survivor Japan
The Bridge The Bridge Denmark
Cash Cab Cash Cab United Kingdom
The Chase The Chase United Kingdom
Celebrity Circus Circus of the Celebrities Portugal
Containment Cordon Belgium
Coupling (U.S. TV series) Coupling United Kingdom
Dancing with the Stars Strictly Come Dancing United Kingdom
Deal or No Deal Miljoenenjacht Netherlands
Dog Eat Dog Dog Eat Dog United Kingdom
Dream School Jamie's Dream School United Kingdom
Eleventh Hour Eleventh Hour United Kingdom
The Ex List The Mythological X Israel
Eyewitness (U.S. TV series) "Øyevitne" Norway
Farmer Wants a Wife Farmer Wants a Wife United Kingdom
Fear Factor Fear Factor Netherlands
Gameshow Marathon Ant and Dec's Gameshow Marathon United Kingdom
Gracepoint Broadchurch United Kingdom
Ground Force America Ground Force United Kingdom
Hell's Kitchen Hell's Kitchen United Kingdom
Homeland Prisoners of War Israel
Hostages Hostages Israel
Humans Real Humans Sweden
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! United Kingdom
In Treatment BeTipul Israel
The Inbetweeners The Inbetweeners United Kingdom
Iron Chef America Iron Chef Japan
Jane the Virgin Juana la virgen Venezuela
Kath & Kim Kath & Kim Australia
Killer Karaoke Sing If You Can United Kingdom
Killer Women Mujeres Asesinas Argentina
The Killing Forbrydelsen Denmark
Life on Mars (U.S. TV series) Life on Mars (UK TV series) United Kingdom
MasterChef USA MasterChef United Kingdom
Men Behaving Badly (U.S. TV series) Men Behaving Badly United Kingdom
Million Dollar Money Drop The Million Pound Drop United Kingdom
Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger Japan
The Mole The Mole Belgium
Must Love Kids Single Moms Sweden
MXC Takeshi's Castle Japan
No Tomorrow Como Aproveitar o Fim do Mundo Brazil
The Office The Office United Kingdom
The One: Making a Music Star Operacion Triunfo Spain
Payne Fawlty Towers United Kingdom
Power Rangers Super Sentai Japan
Queer as Folk (U.S. TV series) Queer as Folk (UK TV series) United Kingdom
Rake (U.S. TV series) Rake (Australian TV series) Australia
Ready.. Set... Cook! Ready Steady Cook United Kingdom
The Returned The Returned France
Rising Star HaKokhav HaBa Israel
Sanford and Son Steptoe and Son United Kingdom
Scoundrels Outrageous Fortune New Zealand
Secret Millionaire Secret Millionaire United Kingdom
Shameless (U.S. TV series) Shameless (UK TV series) United Kingdom
Shark Tank Money Tigers Japan
Shining Time Station Thomas & Friends United Kingdom
Silent Library Downtown no Gaki no Tsukai ya Arahende!! Japan
Skins Skins United Kingdom
The Slap The Slap Australia
Splash Celebrity Splash Netherlands
Survivor Expedition Robinson netherlands
That's My Dog That's My Dog United Kingdom
Three's Company Man About the House United Kingdom
Three's a Crowd Robin's Nest United Kingdom
The Tomorrow People (U.S. TV series) The Tomorrow People United Kingdom
Top of the Pops Top of the Pops 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
Undercover Boss (U.S. TV series) Undercover Boss (UK TV series) United Kingdom
Viva Laughlin Blackpool United Kingdom
The Voice The Voice of Holland Netherlands
VR Troopers Choujinki Metalder
Dimensional Warrior Spielban
Space Sheriff Shaider
Weakest Link (US) The Weakest Link United Kingdom
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (US game show) Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (UK game show) United Kingdom
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Whose Line Is It Anyway? United Kingdom
Wife Swap Wife Swap United Kingdom
Wilfred (U.S. TV series) Wilfred (Australian TV series) Australia
Worst Week The Worst Week of My Life United Kingdom
The X Factor The X Factor United Kingdom

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