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Old July 28 2012, 02:07 PM   #1
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To Rename A Show...

I was reading through the Wikipedia article on Burn Notice when I saw a list of what the show is called in other countries.

Argentina: Operación Miami ("Operation Miami")
Bulgaria: "Извън играта" ("Out of the game")
Canada: (at Série+ only) Agent Libre ("Free Agent")
Colombia: Burn Notice: Operacion Miami
Croatia: Odstrel ("The Culling")
Czech Republic: Status: Nežádoucí ("Status: Ineligible")
Ecuador: Operación Miami ("Operation Miami")
Estonia: Viimane Hoiatus ("Last Warning")
Hungary: Minden lében négy kanál ("Four spoons in each soup". From the proverb "Minden lében kanál" ("He has a spoon in every soup"), meaning: "He has a finger in every pie.")
Israel: סוכן מחוק ("Erased Agent")
Italy: Duro A Morire ("Die-hard")
Lithuania: Vilko Bilietas ("The Ticket of the Wolf")
Panama: Operación Miami ("Operation Miami")
Poland: Tożsamość szpiega ("The Identity of a Spy")
Portugal: Espiăo Fora-de-jogo ("Offside Spy" a football expression meaning "Spy Out of the Game")
Serbia: Nepouzdani agenti ("Unreliable Agents")
Slovenia: Vohun v nemilosti ("Spy Out of Favor")
Spain: Último aviso ("Last Warning").
Venezuela: Atrapado en Miami ("Trapped in Miami"),

Some really interesting ones there 'The Ticket of the Wolf'? Sounds like 'Snakes On A Plane', with a werewolf. 'Offside Spy'? 'Last Warning'?

So, what intersting renamings have you seen for TV series?
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Old July 28 2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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Re: To Rename A Show...

when Smallville first started on C4, it was given the title of Smallville: Superman The Early Years.

Cant think of any others however, beyond Strictly Come Dancing, becoming Dancing With The Stars, when its remade around the world.
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Old July 28 2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Tons of shows in Germany, today most shows keep their original title but that wasn't always the case.

Some examples:

The Avengers - Mit Schirm, Charme und Melone (With umbrella, charme and bowler hat)
Star Trek - Raumschiff Enterprise (Starship Enterprise)
Murder she wrote - Mord ist ihr Hobby (Murder is her hobby)
The Fall guy - Ein Colt für alle Fälle (literally "A Colt for all cases" but can also mean "a colt just in case")
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Old July 28 2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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Wasn't EUREKA titled A TOWN CALLED EUREKA in the UK?
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Old July 28 2012, 04:22 PM   #5
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Wasn't EUREKA titled A TOWN CALLED EUREKA in the UK?
yes that reminds me of another one on ITV, but I cant recall it at present, will post when I do.

This isnt it but, The Office USA became The Office: An American Workplace, when it aired on ITV 2
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Old July 28 2012, 05:14 PM   #6
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Re: To Rename A Show...

Back in the 60s and early 70s when a network show went into syndication they'd often rename it if the show was still producing first run episodes.

BONANZA became PONDEROSA

THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW was retitled ANDY OF MAYBERRY for it's daytime reruns.

THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW became THE DICK VAN DYKE DAYTIME SHOW.

MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY was retitled THE DANNY THOMAS SHOW

Those are the ones I remember but I'm sure there were others.
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Old July 28 2012, 06:10 PM   #7
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Wasn't EUREKA titled A TOWN CALLED EUREKA in the UK?

Yes, butI believe that was down to a previous show in the UK having already used the title Eureka.

A quick wiki search says it aired on the BBC in the 80's

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eureka_%28UK_TV_series%29
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Old July 28 2012, 06:34 PM   #8
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In Croatian and Serbian, Alien is translated as “The Eight Passenger” (“Osmi putnik”, can be also read as “An Eight Passenger”). I know this name is also used in other languages (Spanish, Polish and Hungarian to name a few), but it doesn't sound as creepy there.
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Old July 28 2012, 07:11 PM   #9
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Re: To Rename A Show...

Australis wrote: View Post
I was reading through the Wikipedia article on Burn Notice when I saw a list of what the show is called in other countries.
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Canada: (at Série+ only) Agent Libre ("Free ..
So, what intersting renamings have you seen for TV series?
On my Showcase listing It's still called Burn Notice,Wikipedia must have forgot to say in Quebec?
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Old July 28 2012, 09:19 PM   #10
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wamdue wrote: View Post
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Wasn't EUREKA titled A TOWN CALLED EUREKA in the UK?
yes that reminds me of another one on ITV, but I cant recall it at present, will post when I do.

This isnt it but, The Office USA became The Office: An American Workplace, when it aired on ITV 2
found the new I was thinking of Everwood, was aired by ITV under the title of "Our New Life in Everwood"
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Old July 28 2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
Australis wrote: View Post
I was reading through the Wikipedia article on Burn Notice when I saw a list of what the show is called in other countries.
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Canada: (at Série+ only) Agent Libre ("Free ..
So, what intersting renamings have you seen for TV series?
On my Showcase listing It's still called Burn Notice,Wikipedia must have forgot to say in Quebec?
Wikipedia got something wrong? The DEVIL you say.
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Old July 28 2012, 11:25 PM   #12
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I kind of like "Free Agent". Can see where they were going with "Out of the Game" and the generic "Operation Miami" is understandable to sell it even if not very true to the nature of the show. "Four Spoons in Each Soup", well, maybe that works better in Hungary...

I think films probably get renamed more than TV shows and I've seen some doozies but nothing comes to mind off-hand.
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Old July 29 2012, 01:15 AM   #13
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Like one of the Bond films relabelled 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'?
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Old July 29 2012, 01:34 AM   #14
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Re: To Rename A Show...

Gil T.Azell wrote: View Post
Australis wrote: View Post
I was reading through the Wikipedia article on Burn Notice when I saw a list of what the show is called in other countries.
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Canada: (at Série+ only) Agent Libre ("Free ..
So, what intersting renamings have you seen for TV series?
On my Showcase listing It's still called Burn Notice,Wikipedia must have forgot to say in Quebec?

Yeah, Série+ is a Quebec channel. Quebec in general tends to get weird retitles.
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Old July 30 2012, 03:41 PM   #15
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This happens to books, too. My novel LOOSE ENDS was published in France in THE ASSASSINS NEVER FORGET.

Huh?
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