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List Rules Vote up the best US series that were originally adaptations or remakes of UK shows.

This list contains information on the best American versions of British shows, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Over the years, several great U.S shows have been developed from hit UK television. Many of the greatest adapted UK TV shows are reality competitions, but many U.S. versions of UK shows are hilarious comedies.

What kinds of wonderful television programming will you find on this best American versions of British shows list? The Office appears near the top of this list. This hilarious U.S. sitcom was created by Ricky Gervais, who also starred in the original UK version. House of Cards is another good U.S. series adapted from a British show.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was very popular in the U.S. after its initial success in the UK. Other good American versions of UK shows include Dancing with the Stars, Undercover Boss, and Kitchen Nightmares.

Which adapted British series do you think are the greatest? Vote the best shows up to the top of this list and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
The Office Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer - 2005 adaptation of UK series The Office (2001 - 2003)

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Drew Carey, Colin Mochrie, Ryan Stiles - 1998 adaptation of UK series Whose Line Is It Anyway? (1988 - 1999)

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House of Cards is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
House of Cards Kevin Spacey, Michel Gill, Robin Wright - 2013 adaptation of UK series House of Cards (1990)

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Shameless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Shameless Emmy Rossum, William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky - 2011 adaptation of UK series Shameless (2004 - 2013)

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Kitchen Nightmares is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Kitchen Nightmares Gordon Ramsay - 2007 adaptation of UK series Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares (2004 - 2014)

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All in the Family is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
All in the Family Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner - 1971 adaptation of UK series Till Death Us Do Part (1972 - 1975)

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Hell's Kitchen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Hell's Kitchen Gordon Ramsay, Jean Philippe Susilovic, Scott Leibfried - 2005 adaptation of UK series Hell's Kitchen (2004 - 2009)

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Sanford and Son is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Sanford and Son Redd Foxx, Demond Wilson, LaWanda Page - 1972 adaptation of UK series Steptoe and Son (1962 - 1974)

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Three's Company is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Three's Company John Ritter, Joyce DeWitt, Suzanne Somers - 1977 adaptation of UK series Man About the House (1973 - 1976)

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American Idol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
American Idol Simon Cowell, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest - 2002 adaptation of UK series Pop Idol (2001 - 2003)

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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (US) Meredith Vieira, Terry Crews, Cedric the Entertainer - 1999 adaptation of UK series Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998 - 2014)

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Undercover Boss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Undercover Boss Mark Keller - 2009 adaptation of UK series Undercover Boss (2009 - present)

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The Night Of is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
The Night Of Riz Ahmed, John Turturro - 2016 adaptation of UK series Criminal Justice (2016)

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Being Human is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Being Human Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington - 2011 adaptation of UK series Being Human (2008 - 2010)

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Cash Cab is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Cash Cab 2005 adaptation of UK series Cash Cab (2005)

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The Weakest Link is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
The Weakest Link Bradley Walsh - 2001 adaptation of the UK series The Weakest Link (2000 - 2012)

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MasterChef is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
MasterChef Gordon Ramsay, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich - 2010 adaptation of UK series MasterChef (1990 - present)

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Trading Spaces is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Trading Spaces Genevieve Gorder, Ty Pennington, Paige Davis - 2000 adaptation of UK series Changing Rooms (1996 - 2004)

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Who Do You Think You Are? (US) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Who Do You Think You Are? (US) Mocean Melvin - 2010 adaptation of UK series Who Do You Think You Are? (2004 - present)

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Junkyard Wars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Junkyard Wars George Gray, Lisa Rogers, Robert Llewellyn - 2001 adaptation of UK series Scrapheap Challenge (1998 - 2010)

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Antiques Roadshow is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Antiques Roadshow Bruce Parker, Angela Rippon, Arthur Negus - 1987 adaptation of UK Series Antiques Roadshow (1979 - present)

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What Not to Wear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
What Not to Wear Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Carmindy - 2003 adaptation of UK series What Not to Wear (2001 - 2007)

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Queer as Folk is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Queer as Folk Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison - 2000 adaptation of UK series Queer as Folk (1999 - 2000)

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Dancing with the Stars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Dancing with the Stars Tom Bergeron, Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli - 2005 adaptation of UK series Strictly Come Dancing (2004 - present)

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Trading Spouses is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Trading Spouses 2004 adaptation of UK series Wife Swap (2003 - 2009)

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Gracepoint is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Gracepoint Nick Nolte, David Tennant, Jessica Lucas - 2014 adaptation of UK series Broadchurch (2013 - present)

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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Da Ali G Show Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto - 2003 adaptation of UK series Da Ali G Show (2000)

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Wife Swap is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Wife Swap 2004 adaptation of UK series Wife Swap (2003 - 2009)

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Life on Mars is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Life on Mars Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Jonathan Murphy - 2008 adaptation of UK series Life on Mars (2006 - 2007)

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Getting On is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Getting On Laurie Metcalf^! Alex Borstein^! Niecy Nash - 2013 adaptation of UK series Getting On (2009 - 2012)

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Celebrity Fit Club is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Celebrity Fit Club Dale Winton, Vanessa Feltz, Julie Goodyear - 2005 adaptation of UK series Celebrity Fit Club (2002 - 2006)

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Secret Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Secret Millionaire 2008 adaptation of UK series Secret Millionaire (2006 - present)

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Eleventh Hour is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Eleventh Hour Rufus Sewell, Marley Shelton, Omar Benson Miller - 2009 adaptation of UK series Eleventh Hour (2006)

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Top Gear is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Top Gear Richard Hammond, Jeremy Clarkson, James May - 2010 adaptation of UK series Top Gear (2002 - present)

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Little Britain USA is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Little Britain USA Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Tom Baker - 2008 adaptation of UK series Little Britain (2003 - 2007)

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Skating with Celebrities is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Skating with Celebrities Jenni Meno, Tai Babilonia, Jillian Barberie - 2006 adaptation of UK series Dancing on Ice (2006 - 2014)

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The X Factor (U.S.) is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
The X Factor (U.S.) Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid - 2011 adaptation of the UK series The X Factor (2004 - present)

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I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Catalina Guirado, Peter Andre, Sheila Ferguson - 2003 adaptation of UK series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! (2002 - present)

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Supernanny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Supernanny 2005 adaptation of UK series Supernanny (2004 - 2011)

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Men Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Men Behaving Badly Rob Schneider, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ron Eldard - 1996 adaptation of UK series Men Behaving Badly (1992 - 1998)

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Skins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Versions of British Shows
Skins Sofia Black D'Elia, Daniel Flaherty, Eleanor Zichy - 2011 adaptation of UK series Skins (2007 - 2013)