The TV networks are really good at looking overseas for ideas--they remake "The Office" and endless game shows and reality TV concepts. In fact, European shows are on every time you turn on the TV, just with American accents. (Plus, plenty of companies like Ben Silverman's Reveille and Fremantle make fortunes selling U.S. shows back overseas).
But now that a series of labor strikes in Hollywood might bring production to a screeching halt, the networks are looking overseas to use episodes from existing series--accents and all. (Variety reports that NBC and ABC have had had conversations with international broadcasters.)