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Where Have all the Americans on TV Gone?? September 28, 2007

What’s the story behind all of the Brits playing Americans on TV this season?? Are there no skilled American actors left for the leading roles?

Here’s a quick rundown:

Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis on Life (British)

[photo courtesy NBC.com]

Kevin McKidd on Journeyman (Scottish)

[photo courtesy NBC.com]

Kevin McKidd

Michelle Ryan
Michelle Ryan on Bionic Woman (British)

[photo courtesy NBC.com]

Matthew Rhys


Matthew Rhys on Brothers & Sisters (Welsh) — okay, this isn’t a new show, and he’s not the lead, but still!

David Anders

And, just to spice things up, we have American David Anders playing a Brit playing a Chinese Japanese warrior on Heroes. I guess they liked his British accent from his Julian Sark days…

What does it mean that all but one of these shows are on NBC??


6 Responses to “Where Have all the Americans on TV Gone??”

  1. bellabaise Says:

    Totes didn’t know that the guy on Bros and Sis was not American. Thanks for the tidbit.

  2. Sheldon Says:

    The warrior on Heroes is JAPANESE, not Chinese…but point well taken. Reminds me of all the straight actors playing gay men on “Will & Grace.” They couldn’t find gay actors in Hollywood? Try EVERY waitor in the entire city!

  3. iamyourmom Says:

    Sorry Sheldon — my bad. I should know better.

  4. Katie Says:

    You forgot Hugh Laurie!

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