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Top 10 Widely Adapted TV Shows in the World

Gone are the days when television shows used to be unique, these days the reality shows are made and reproduced again and again in different parts of the world. Mostly this happens with the programs that gain tremendous success. Take a look at the top 10 widely adapted tv shows in the world.

Widely Adapted TV Shows in the World

10. Popstars

The Popstars is one of the earliest talent hunt TV show which inspired innumerable singing reality TV shows. First time, it was aired in New Zealand in 1999. The show got much popularity, and involved talented contestants who used to perform as singers. The show was remade by 38 countries, creating bands such as L5, Viva, EyeQ, Bro’Sis, TrueBliss, Excellence etc.


9. The Amazing Race

The Amazing Race is one of its kind show. This was first broacased in America and it got much popularity back in 2001. The show puts 10-12 teams of two in a race around the world, where they are to travel to different countries for completing indigenous tasks. It is made by many states, and this won 13 Emmys out of 65 nominations.

The Amazing Race

8. The Apprentice

The Apprentice is a unique tv show, consisting of 15 contestants who fight with each other to win different tasks. The show was related to corporate world to get hired by a business tycoon like Donal Trump, Martha Steward, Tony Fernandes, Robert Justus, Tuncay Özilhan, etc. This first aired in the US in 2004, and was picked up by 20 nations worldwide for remake.

The Apprentice

7. Got Talent Series

The Got Talent series is a reality TV show which is referred to as the mother of all talent hunt shows ever. This gave us singers, dangers, magicians, painters, and other types of talented people. The show was first aired in America back in 2006, and was adapted by more than 51 countries.

Got Talent Series

6. Top Model Series

The Top Model series cannot be forgotten by any of the fashion show lovers. It was first presented in USA in 2003. The show got much popularity and picked up for more than 40 national and more than 5 pan-regional versions. It involves 10-16 contestants who fight it out in various modeling challenges, photo-shoots and ramp-walks to become winner.

Top Model Series

5. Idol Series

The Idol is another widely adapted reality tv show, consisting of singing talents. Firstly it was aired in UK under the name ‘Pop Idol’. Soon the concept spread to more than 41 countries. Its favorite stars have been Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Abhijeet Sawant, Phillip Phillips, Guy Sebastian, Will Young, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ricki-Lee Dawn Coulter, etc.

Idol Series

4. Big Brother

The Big Brotehr is a unique and successful show with countless fans all over the world. Originally airing in 1999 in Netherlands, the series now has 52 different worldwide versions. The format of the show is that group of contestants are to live in a house and they are not allowed to leave it. In other words, they live in a luxurious prison.

Big Brother

3. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

This show game many people the chance to fulfill their dreams of becoming millionaire. The show involves the contestants who are to answer series of questions before they win the show. First version was aired in Britain in 1998, and it now has been adapted by more than 35 countries.

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

2. MasterChef

One of the biggest cooking shows, ‘Masterchef’ is a platform for cooks to come forward and prove their skills. The winners are given the chance to shape their culinary career in the most lavish and desirable way. The show began in UK in 1990, and was run there till 2001. It has been adapted by over 42 countries.


1. Fear Factor

The Feat Factor brought something unique to the viewers. It involves dangerous yet great challenges. It gained much popularity. The reality tv show was first presented in America in 2001, and since then has been adapted into national versions by more than 35 countries.

Fear Factor

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