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Top 10 TV Series Based on Movies (PHOTOS)
Top 10 TV Series Based on Movies
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.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Based on: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
The show starred Sarah Michelle Gellar and ran 7 seasons on WB and UPN.
Friday Night Lights
Based on: Friday Night Lights (2004)
The show starred Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton and ran 5 seasons on NBC and DirecTV.
Highlander: The Series
Based on: Highlander (1986) (pictured)
The show starred Adrian Paul and ran 6 seasons in syndication.
In the Heat of the Night
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.
La Femme Nikita
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.
The Odd Couple
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.