I think instead of trying to re-write the Red Dwarf crew as American, a better way would be to drop in characters the US audience knows, who have similarities with their UK counterparts. So for me I'd replace Lister with Jesse Pinkman: Bit of a tearaway as a youngster and not afraid to be a badass now if he needs to be but ultimately a good guy at heart. Curry night would be replaced by meth night. "SMEG YEAH BITCH!" Rimmer with George Costanza: Very similar traits, selfish, neurotic, cowardly, one of life's losers, but a vulnerability that makes you want to root for them. George up against GELFs and Simulants would be very funny. "Jesse you gotta help me, I'm being held hostage by some expanoids they want the casket of chronos you gotta give it to em help me get outta here....Jesse..." "Who is this?" "JESSE" Kryten with Geoffrey Butler: Smart, diligent, loyal and witty, he would fit the Kryten role perfectly. "Best Guess the rip in space time has been caused by Master Pinkman's decision to get out of bed before 2pm" Cat with Kelly Kapoor: Vein, self-absorbed, little time for other people, Kelly would make the perfect Cat for Red Dwarf USA. "Oh my god I can't believe it, the last time we were attacked by GELF's I had my hair a little longer do you remember that? It was just above my shoulders and I looked SOOOO cute, do you think I should I grow it again? I mean obviously it's amazing now but could I look even better? What do you think the GELF's would say if they saw me now? Do you think they would prefer it?" Yeah no I'm quite bored.