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Only Fools and Horses set for US remake

Only Fools And Horses

Story by Jack Foley

SACRILEGE or great idea? BBC comedy classic Only Fools and Horses could be getting the remake treatment for US TV.

According to various online reports, Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, best known as writers and producers of Scrubs, are said to be adapting the remake for ABC.

According to the Radio Times, the US version will centre around two brothers and their grandfather as they attempt various get-rich-quick schemes to become millionaires.

It would be based on the template that proved so successful on John Sullivan’s original show, which starred David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Originally airing between 1981 and 1991, Only Fools and Horses attracted audiences of over 24m at its peak.

The show would be the latest UK classic to be given a shot at US crossover success following successful reinterpretations for The Office and Shameless.

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