After seeing how X files was dumbed down when production came to the US. Gracie wouldn't have had a chance. She was way too good. They would have to had, canned laughter, and an explainer on the bottom of the screen. It seems to me, in the UK, (Can't speak for Oz, never been there, sorry.) they have very good writing, good acting, and no money for props. In the US, it's is about the opisite (sp?)really good props, great special effects, and a plot written by a three year old computer, acted by mostly brainless robots. I believe the "adult" programing is set for about a 4th grade level. That's prime time, day time? 2nd? less?
That's why I generaly watch the "educational channels", local PBS, Discovery, etc.
Another 0.25 worth, (Inflation, still only worth .02)