Though I don't think we've had a West Wing remake, and it's a different genre, I wonder if WW had any influence, stylistic or otherwise, on The Thick Of It? (which I believe has been adapted or remade for US?)
Re: New Tricks US - how about Olmos and McDonnell (right ages). I'd watch that.
Isn't West Wing
, somehow, a non-sitcom version of Yes, (Prime) Minister