American networks love to remake British shows; however, a number of the shows they adapt for an American audience don’t actually resonate the way that they do with the British. We have a list of 10 American remakes of British shows that failed miserably with American audiences:
10. The Weakest Link
The Weakest Link was a game show that aired on BBC 2 from 2000 to 2012. In April 2001, The U.S. debuted its own adaptation of the show on NBC, but while the show initially had good ratings, they quickly began to slip. Producers for the show decided to try to boost the ratings by having celebrities as contestants and had theme episodes where the celebrities played for charity, but this caused even lower ratings. In 2002, NBC cancelled The Weakest Link.