Broadcast in the U.S.: Foreign TV Series Brought to America (Hardcover)

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A fun and accessible guide to foreign television series that were later broadcast in or adapted for the U.S., including popular favorites such as The Office and Doctor Who. In Broadcast in the U.S.: Foreign TV Series Brought to America, Vincent Terrace delivers a wonderful resource of over 400 foreign television shows broadcast in the United States, along with their American adaptations. From British comedies like Fawlty Towers and Keeping Up Appearances to the Australian fantasy series The Girl from Tomorrow and the Japanese cartoons Astro Boy and Kimba, the White Lion, this book explores an often-overlooked side of American television and popular culture. Each entry includes details regarding the cast, genre, episodes, U.S. and foreign networks, broadcast dates, storylines, and trivia. Containing information not easily found anywhere else, such as unsold script proposals, internet TV series, and unaired pilots, this first and only guide to foreign television series broadcast in the U.S. is a valuable reference for all fans of television history.

About the Author


Vincent Terrace is a television historian for BPOLIN Productions, a film/TV production company. He has written more than thirty books, including Television Series of the 1950s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Television Series of the 1960s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Television Series of the 1970s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Television Series of the 1980s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, Television Series of the 1990s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, and Television Series of the 2000s: Essential Facts and Quirky Details, all published by Rowman & Littlefield.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781538156087
ISBN-10: 1538156083
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: September 15th, 2021
Pages: 296
Language: English