17 Shows That Came From Foreign Lands

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7. All in the Family

All in the Family
All in the Family was based on a hit British series called "Till Death Do Us Part," which focused on a working-class family headed by Alf Garnett, a reactionary who wasn't afraid to let his racist views be known. The original show inspired numerous remakes in other countries including the Netherlands, Brazil and Germany.

8. Containment

Airing on The CW for only one season, Containment was based on the Belgian TV series Cordon. Both series dealt with a virus outbreak that required a section of a city to be quarantined.

9. Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars
Britain sure has all the great ideas, don't they? Dancing with the Stars is based off the British hit series "Strictly Come Dancing" which pairs celebrities with professional dancers. The British show has inspired knockoffs in nearly 40 countries. Dancing with the Stars continues to be one of the most popular shows in the U.S.

10. Gracepoint

Gracepoint is based off the UK series Broadchurch. Both the original series and the remake were created by Chris Chibnall, but where Broadchurch aired for two seasons, Gracepoint ended after one. Both series also starred David Tennant in the lead role.

11. Homeland

Showtime's political thriller starring Claire Danes is based on an Israeli television show called Hatufim or Prisoners of War. The shows are very different with Prisoners of War focusing two brothers who were released after being held hostage for 17 years in Lebanon and Homeland focusing on a CIA operative investigating a prisoner of war.

12. House of Cards

House of Cards
One of Netflix's most popular shows was based on a British show of the same name. One huge difference is that the British version only aired for four episodes while the U.S. version has been on the air for four seasons.

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