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Old 04-04-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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American networks love to remake British shows; however, a number of the shows they adapt for an American audience don’t actually resonate the way that they do with the British. We have a list of 10 American remakes of British shows that failed miserably with American audiences:
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Hmmmm.... no red Dwarf, Black adder, or Fawlty Towers on that list.
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Hmmmm.... no red Dwarf, Black adder, or Fawlty Towers on that list.

Yet another list that considers history to have begun on the day the blogger got his first computer.
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Hmmmm.... no red Dwarf, Black adder, or Fawlty Towers on that list.
Nor AYBS?, nor Dad's Army...
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The remake of Fawlty Towere failed twice in the USA, once with Bea Arthur in something called "Amanda's Place" and John Larouquette in another show (Payne?). I sampled both on YouTube and both shows were awful.
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The remake of Fawlty Towere failed twice in the USA, once with Bea Arthur in something called "Amanda's Place" and John Larouquette in another show (Payne?). I sampled both on YouTube and both shows were awful.
THREE times even, there was one in 1978 called Snavely.
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They forgot 2 spinoffs from Three's Company. The Ropers and Three's a Crowd.
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NBC will attempt a third American remake of The IT Crowd, with original series creator Graham Linehan
The previous attempts at recreating the classic British sitcom included a 2007 version starring Joel McHale and Jessica St. Clair and another version from Scrubs creator Bill Lawrence.
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No wonder American television cannot replicate a BritCom. Can they even resurrect a yesteryear comedy?

Of course, I do not expect our STEM/STEAM expert/graduates to replicate the moon landing. Do not expect an automobile for however many times over you pay for one.
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The remake of Fawlty Towere failed twice in the USA, once with Bea Arthur in something called "Amanda's Place" and John Larouquette in another show (Payne?). I sampled both on YouTube and both shows were awful.

Where are the videos for Payne?
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