With news of Bradley Cooper’s “Limitless” being adapted for television, here are some of the most successful live-action series adapted from films.
Based on: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore (1974)
The show starred Linda Lavin and ran 9 seasons on CBS.
Based on: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
The show starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and ran 7 seasons on WB and UPN.
Based on: Friday Night Lights (2004)
The show starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton and ran 5 seasons on NBC and DirecTV.
Based on: Highlander (1986) (pictured)
The show starred Adrian Paul and ran 6 seasons in syndication.
Based on: In the Heat of the Night (1967)
The show stared Carroll O’Connor and Howard Rollins and ran 8 seasons on NBC and CBS.
Based on: La Femme Nikita (1990)
Show starring Peta Wilson aired 5 seasons on USA, while a remake starring Maggie Q ran 3 seasons on the CW.
Based on: MASH (1970)
Show starred Alan Alda and ran 11 seasons on CBS.
Based on: Sitting Pretty (1948)
The show starred Christopher Hewett in the title role and ran 6 seasons on ABC.
Based on: The Odd Couple (1968)
The show starred Tony Randall and Jack Klugman and ran 5 seasons on ABC.
Based on: Teen Wolf (1985)
The show stars Tyler Posey and has run for 3 seasons on MTV.