The 10 Worst TV Shows Inspired By Movies

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Apr 26, 2013, 6:52:24 AM4/26/13

TV adaptations of movies are tricky. For every high quality hit like
M*A*S*H, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Friday Night Lights—shows that
actually justify the cash-grabbing move by studio execs—there are
several more, like Blade: The Series and Planet of the Apes, that wind
up being flimsy husks that barely resemble the brilliance of their
movie counterparts. Actors get recast, plots get watered down, and
budgets get slashed by penny-pinching executives. Simply put, whenever
one of these TV shows debuts, it’s always best to put it on mute and
pick up a good book.

The latest show to enter this generally cringe-worthy pantheon is FX’s
Anger Management, starring none other than Charlie Sheen. Based off of
the 2003 comedy that featured since-fallen star Adam Sandler and Jack
Nicholson, this show follows a therapist (Sheen) whose own rage issues
curtailed a professional baseball career, and it could potentially be
the rare movie-to-TV translation that doesn’t make us want to rip our
hair out by the roots. But before you check out the premiere of Anger
Management tonight at 9 p.m. on FX, take a look at how bad it could
potentially be with our list of The 10 Worst TV Shows Inspired by

Professor Bubba

Apr 26, 2013, 7:11:26 AM4/26/13

David Johnston

Apr 26, 2013, 12:30:31 PM4/26/13
Well no. Complex's list is different, not including the The Net for
one. The wikipedia list is probably just to identify the pool they were
fishing from.


Apr 26, 2013, 4:50:22 PM4/26/13
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