We combed the web and compiled a menu of 23 shows (and recommended relative pairings) to sample during your holiday downtime; skip the mall, fire up your laptop, fix a leftover-turkey sandwich, and settle in.
Most US remakes fail to emulate the success of the originals. So, with the number of American remakes rising, what can be done to improve them?
Our pick of the best shows on Aussie screens this week including new series of Shameless, Glee, The Block and Border Security: Australia's Frontline, plus Spicks & Specks' Australiana week, The New Inventors final and more.
Chalk up another UK show that's being adapted for American audiences. HBO is working on a domestic version of Channel 4's hit Shameless, created by Coronation Street and Clocking Off writer Paul Abbott.