Take the UK to US TV export challenge


With all of our talk over the last 14 months about the US “difficulty” with respect to exporting brilliant UK product and putting the U.S stamp on it, whether it be comedy or drama (seems like we’ve mastered the art of the game show/reality show remake), the BBC has come up with a quick 7-question quiz to test your historical knowledge of U.S. attempts to export and re-do UK programs.  Click here to begin. Are you a “mash”, a “one-season wonder” or a “cancelled pilot”?

For those that are still wondering why I refer to this concept as “difficult”, here’s another look at perhaps the worst two attempts….

John Laroquette as Royal Payne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3eZXMdRx1k

Promo for Bea Arthur from ABC’s failed 1983 FT knock off – Amanda’s