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A television program made in one country that exports to another. usually people in the country that the show has been exported to are a season or more behind.

Little Britain, the Ali G Show and others are second hand series. They were British programs introduced to American audiences and shown on American tv (not including BBCAmerica). Gossip Girl, Desperate Housewives and pretty much every American series known to man, were exported to the UK and other countries.
Amy: "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" premiered on Showtime last night.

Becka: Isn't that a second hand series? Aren't they already showing Season 2 in the UK?
by Ashley G., Texas June 17, 2008
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