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Old 04-13-2021, 05:00 PM   #4
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Game shows seemed to translate well in both directions.

It looks like the only US original to succeed as a UK derivative was The Upper Hand, a knockoff of Who's the Boss.

The Wikipedia entry for the Golden Girls knockoff (The Brighton Belles) said that GG was already familiar to the UK television audience, so they weren't interested in different characters speaking the same lines. I guess that means the US aversion to watching most British original series makes it easier for US derivatives to succeed.
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