TV shows based on movies
From "The Odd Couple" to "Clueless," Hollywood hit movies long have given rise to shows on the small screen.
"Cruel Intentions"(Credit: BPI)
Sarah Michelle Gellar revealed Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016, that she will be reprising her role as Machiavellian manipulator Kathryn Merteuil in NBC's series version of her 1999 film "Cruel Intentions." (A fun Long Island fact: Old Westbury Gardens played a small role in the film.)
"The Odd Couple"(Credit: Paramount)
Tony Randall, left, and Jack Klugman starred as Felix and Oscar on the 1970s sitcom "The Odd Couple." Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau played the roles in the 1968 movie.
Alan Alda, seated, starred as Hawkeye Pierce in "M*A*S*H," which ran from 1972 to 1983. The series was adapted from the 1970 movie starring Elliott Gould as Hawkeye and Donald Sutherland as Trapper John.
Linda Lavin, left, had the title role in "Alice," based on the 1974 movie "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore." Her co-stars included Beth Howland, next to Lavin, Polly Holliday and Vic Tayback.
"Private Benjamin"(Credit: CBS)
"Private Benjamin" ran on CBS from 1981 to 1983. Eileen Brennan, left, reprised her role from the 1980 movie as Capt. Doreen Lewis, and Lorna Patterson was Pvt. Benjamin, the screen role created by Goldie Hawn.
"9 to 5"(Credit: ABC)
Rachel Dennison, left, Sally Struthers and Valerie Curtin starred as the secretaries on ABC's "9 to 5," which ran from 1982 to 1988. Dennison's sister Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin played their respective roles in the 1980 movie hit.
"Mr. Belvedere"(Credit: ABC)
Christopher Hewett, left, played TV's "Mr. Belvedere," a role that earned Clifton Webb an Oscar nomination in the 1948 comedy "Sitting Pretty." Bob Uecker starred as his cranky boss in the sitcom, which had a five-year run from 1985 to 1990.
"In the Heat of the Night"(Credit: NBC)
Howard Rollins, left, and Carroll O'Connor starred in the police drama series "In the Heat of the Night" from 1988 to 1995. Sidney Poitier and Oscar-winner Rod Steiger starred in the 1967 movie version.
The 1995 movie megahit "Clueless" was made into a TV series that ran from 1996 to 1999, first on ABC and then UPN. Rachel Blanchard, center, replaced movie lead Alicia Silverstone as Cher, but Stacey Dash, left, and Elisa Donovan repeated their film roles.
"Friday Night Lights"(Credit: NBC Universal / Bill Records)
Kyle Chandler was the coach trying to lead a high school football team to victory on the acclaimed series "Friday Night Lights," which was based on the 2004 film starring Billy Bob Thornton.
"Buffy the Vampire Slayer"(Credit: The WB / Richard Cartright)
The 1992 movie "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" may not have been a huge hit, but the TV series starring Sarah Michelle Gellar was a bloody hit that ran from 1997 to 2003.
"Bates Motel"(Credit: MCT)
Freddie Highmore is a teenage Norman Bates, while Vera Farmiga plays his mother, Norma, on the drama "Bates Motel," which has so far had a two-season run on A&E. It serves as a prequel to the classic Alfred Hitchcock horror film, "Psycho" (1960).
"Hannibal"(Credit: AP / NBC)
Mads Mikkelsen is Dr. Hannibal Lecter, right, on NBC's "Hannibal," based on the 2001 Ridley Scott crime thriller starring Anthony Hopkins.
"About a Boy"(Credit: NBC / Jordin Althaus)
"About a Boy," Hulu. Two seasons and done -- probably. This Jason Katims ("Friday Night LIghts") comedy is likely not returning for a third season, but the first two are here. It's different, occasional eccentric -- ditto amusing. But Katims is one of TV's most unique voices, and you can hear his voice here, with David Walton and Minnie Driver, too.
"Fargo"(Credit: FX / Chris Large)
Allison Tolman and Shawn Doyle star in the FX series "Fargo," which is based on the Oscar-winning 1996 movie by Ethan and Joel Coen.
“Rosemary’s Baby"(Credit: NBC / Roger Do Minh)
Patrick J. Adams and Zoe Saldana star in NBC's miniseries remake of "Rosemary's Baby," based on Roman Polanski's 1968 film -- which was adapted from Ira Levin's bestselling horror novel published the previous year.