'Only Fools And Horses' US Remake 'Rejected' Again

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A US remake of 'Only Fools And Horses' has failed to be snapped up by broadcasters.

ABC has rejected the pilot for a second time, Deadline reports.

The sitcom - renamed 'Kings Of Van Nuys'- starred John Leguizamo in Sir David Jason's role as Del Boy and Dustin Ybarra as his brother Rodney.

The wheeling and dealing pair's grandad was set to be played by Christopher Lloyd.

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Bridesmaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey was also set for a role and BJ Bales was to play Trigger's character.

The move to remake the staple British comedy comes 30 years after the show first aired on the BBC. It became a huge hit, running up until 1996 when the hapless siblings finally became millionaires by auctioning off a watch that was worth a fortune.

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Del Boy and Rodney

Earlier this year Jason told how he was convinced the show will be impossible to recreate for viewers abroad.

He said: "They can do brilliant comedy but I don't see that they can bring off 'Fools and Horses'.

"I don't see that it will travel across the pond. The language will have to change so much and there will be so many parts of the storyline you have to change.

"It's so London and so British in its humour that you wonder. I have no idea what the American equivalent of 'plonker' is, for example. Or 'dipstick'."

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