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U.S. version of Israeli shows in the works?

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

Meanwhile, according to Globes, Ellen DeGeneres’ 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. —



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