Re: Remaking British shows for North American TV.
You can bet the Yanks will NEVER remake "New Tricks".
Americans are TERRIFIED of anybody over forty appearing on tv, let alone somebody over 65!!!
We had a slew of such shows during the '80s and '90s--The Golden Girls
, Murder She Wrote
, Diagnosis: Murder
(to name some)--
that had rather long runs. American audiences got their fill of them eventually. These days, many US shows tend to feature a cast spanning a wide range of ages, with actors 65+ holding their own with actors half or even a third their age.
"Shout, shout, let it all out..."