Israeli TV shows tapped for U.S. remakes

( Two Israeli television shows have been picked up by U.S. networks for English-language remakes. 

NBC will be creating a U.S. version of the Israeli spy series "The Gordin Cell." Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

NBC has commissioned an American version of the Israeli series "The Gordin Cell," which will be called "Allegiance." In the Israeli show, an IDF soldier discovers that his family members were allowed to emigrate from Russia to Israel in exchange for working as spies. In the American version, a CIA analyst will uncover a similar secret truth about his Russian parents, reported Forbes.

Meanwhile, according to Globes, Ellen DeGeneres’s production company bought the rights to make a U.S. version of Israel's Channel 10 reality show "The Gran Plan." The format for the show has already been picked up by 27 other countries. In the show, three grandmothers use their own life experiences to help young people solve their life problems.

Posted on May 7, 2014 .