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Why Foreign Actors Are Taking Over American TV

Damian Lewis | Photo Credits: Kent Smith/Showtime

Talk about outsourcing! An increasing number of TV’s all-American cops, firefighters and doctors are being played by actors not from the U.S. of A.

Of course, foreign actors have been hiding their accents to play Americans for years. House‘s Hugh Laurie was so skilled at trading in his upper-crust Cambridge lilt to play the titular grumpy doctor that many viewers were shocked to find out he was British when he spoke with his real voice on an awards show or during interviews…

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