Several Beloved American Television Shows That Actually Originated in Britain

In the latest episode of Anglophenia, host Siobhan Thompson explains how some of America’s most beloved television shows actually originated in Britain.

Many of your favorite tv shows were originally British. This includes some shows you may have considered to be American as apple pie, which incidentally you did also borrow from us. …All in the Family is a remake of the British sitcom Til Death Do Us Part. Sanford and Son is a remake of Steptoe and Son. Too Close For Comfort is based on Keep It In The Family from the UK.