Do you remember Married With Children? It was one of the Fox Network’s first big hits. And after it finally ran out of steam in America… it went on to be a hit sitcom in Russia.
Married With Children creators Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye took their format to the former Soviet Union where it had a successful run from 2006 through 2013.
The show even had its own version of Kelly Bundy.
The character Sveta Bukina was portrayed by Russian actress Darya Dmitrievna Sagalova.
This was not the only show to be taken by its show runner(s) to Russia. Everybody Loves Raymond was also successfully translated into a Russian sitcom.