The Most Unnecessary TV Remakes Of All Time (PHOTOS)
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America is officially addicted to familiarity in our entertainment. Go to any movie theater and chances are most fare is a sequel, a remake, or a reboot. Much of the music in the Top 40 samples a pre-existing song from the '80s. And turn on the TV, and there's a good chance you'll see a show that's been recycled from an earlier hit. Sometimes, the remake is a stroke of genius ("All in the Family" came from a similar British show, and the U.S. version of "The Office" at least equals its U.K. counterpart) but often, they just make us scratch our heads and wonder why television executives thought this would be a good idea. Here are 11 of the most ill-conceived remakes of classic shows in broadcasting history. See if you agree with us, and then vote for the most uncalled for!