7 TV Shows Made from Movies ...


I don’t know that it’s ever a good idea to air TV shows made from movies.2

It doesn’t matter how successful a movie is, it usually doesn’t transfer well to TV.

This doesn’t mean that the TV show will always be a flop because there have been a few exceptions to the rule.

Here are seven TV shows made from movies, even though most of them weren’t the best idea.

1. Napoleon Dynamite

I’m not really a big fan of the movie “Napoleon Dynamite,” so I thought that was why I couldn’t get into the show, but I think it was just done poorly.2

FOX tried to add this to its animation domination line up, but it lasted all of six episodes before getting the ax.

Sometimes movies are better left untouched, without any sequels or TV shows, and this is definitely one of them.

The writers just seemed to be trying too hard to make this as popular as the movie, but clearly it didn’t work.

This is probably one of the worst TV shows made from movies.

2. The Firm

I’ve never actually seen this movie, but I can only hope that it was better than the TV show.

I assume it had to be or they would never have thought of making it into a TV show to begin with.

This is just one of those stories that, when drawn out, can get frustrating, where you feel like yelling “get to the point already!” The pilot was two hours long and less than halfway through, I was ready for it to be over.

It’s no surprise that it didn’t last more than a season.

3. Ferris Bueller

I love “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” Well, the movie that is.

To be quite honest, I’ve never seen the TV show, but yet again it didn’t last more than a season, so how good could it have been?

What I have heard about it is that they actually poked fun at the movie that it was based off of.

That concept could have been what got this show into trouble.

I mean, why criticize the whole reason for the show's existence?

It just doesn’t make sense.

I’ve never even seen the show and I can say that the movie is way better!2

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