In the UK: Saturdays, 7.20pm, ITV1
Unto each generation, a rip-off is born. This is especially true of ITV1, which never knowingly fails to panic when it sees someone else's format and decides to make it its own. And thus Strictly Come Dancing begat Dancing on Ice, Doctor Who begat Primeval and so on and so on. Here, though, ITV have decided they want to rip off both an American format and a book.
So with just the deletion of a letter y, Buffy the Vampire Slayer becomes The Buff Vampire Slayer: the last of a long line of monster-killers, equipped with super strength and reflexes, becomes mentored by a foreign national called Rupert with a fake accent, and has to take time out from school work and a platonic best friend (who'd really like it to be something more) to embrace an unwanted destiny, while a weary mother looks on unknowingly.
The only difference: it's a bloke, not a girl, Rupert is American (sort of) and the Slayer is the last of the Van Helsings who fought Dracula and other beasties of the night.
Sigh. Except it's ITV1 and it comes from the makers of Hex, so do I really need to mention the fact it's not very good?