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There Have Been Only Five (5) Successful Film to TV Series Adapations. Ever. NO ONE IS DENYING THIS.

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 1, 2011 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | September 1, 2011 |

5. “The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles”

4. “Parenthood” (Attempt #2)

3. “M*A*S*H”

2. “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”

1. “Friday Night Lights”

That’s it. There are no more successful movie-to-television transitions. “Ferris Bueller”? Please. The “Ghostbusters” or “Clerks” animated series? Shut up. “Karen Sisco”? Decent show, but it was not successful. “Stargate SG-1”? I guess it depends on who you are, and because of who I am, it does not fit my definition of “successful,” which is: It ran for at least a couple of seasons, and I liked it.

Now please stop trying to come up with other shows to disturb my top five.. There are none. Five. (5).

But does that stop the TeeVee head honchos from trying again? No. It does not. They will try again. And they will probably fail again. And I will not have to expand the above list. Because five is a nice round number, and lists of six make people suspicious.

Wait? Whatdidyousay? They’re going to turn Romancing the Stone into a television series? Why would they do that? Oh, and Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) will write and direct the pilot. That’s perfect! Perfect if you like you’re failure rich and aromatic, just like your men. Where is your self-confidence, ladies?

Does it get worse? Yes, yes it does. How bad? The bad bad wife of John Belushi (R.I.P.) is developing a television series based on the Blues Brothers. It’ll be like “Glee”! Only the douchebags will wear sunglasses. I can’t wait for the Gaga episode. It would follow Jake and Elwood, after they leave prison. Elwood would then go on search of his father.

Hey! That’s an awesome idea. For a “Felicity” episode.

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