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9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film

April 30th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
9 Best TV Series' Adapted From A Feature Film
More often than not, a popular television series will be capitalized upon in a quick-release feature film that often becomes a forgotten fragment of an actor or actresses work. But, there are even fewer great television series that are based on a movie. In fact there are so few that 9 was the magic number for this list. A great television series has to capture the audience's attention and make them want to tune in weekly, despite the myriad of choices they have. These in particular, did the job and well.

1. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series and Film)

There are very few people who recall th...
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'The Odd Couple' Star Jack Klugman Dies At 90

December 25th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Jack Klugman
Beloved television star Jack Klugman has died at his home in California. He was 90.

The former Odd Couple and Quincy, M.E. (medical examiner) star passed away on Monday. His son Adam told the L.A. Times that his health had been declining over the last year or so.

Klugman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 1974 and battled the disease for over a decade. He finally had parts of his larynx removed in the late 1980s and lost his voice, but he trained himself to speak again.

Born in Pennsylvania, Klugman played Oscar Madison opposite the late Tony Randall in TV show The Odd Couple in the 1...
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5 Best And 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations

September 4th, 2012 2:07pm EDT
Friday Night Lights
A Beverly Hills Cop TV show seems like a sure-fire hit, especially with Eddie Murphy involved. However, it's not as easy as it seems to make a great film into a recurring TV series. Here are the 5 Best and 5 Worst Movie-To-TV Adaptations:

Best

The Odd Couple: Originally based on a play, the film (starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau) would be the fourth highest-grossing movie of 1968. The show would find similar success; the episode "Password" is ranked #5 on TV Guide's 100 Greatest Episodes of All Time. Jack Klugman and Tony Randall would share three Emmys between them for their work....
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Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'White Collar' With Matt Bomer, Tiffani Thiessen, Tim DeKay And Willie Garson

October 22nd, 2009 10:20am EDT
White Collar
Direct from the mind of Jeff Eastin, characters are definitely welcome this fall as USA unveils the highly anticipated series White Collar premiering October 23. Take the edge of espionage and deliciously perfect comic timing delivered by four amazing actors and it looks like you have a hit!

Starpulse takes you on set and behind the scenes with the cast. Lead actor Matt Bomer discusses everything criminal from becoming white-collar crime mastermind Neal Caffrey to his undeniable good looks and evoking his inner Ferris Bueller. Co-Star Tim DeKay shows his everyman reliability both on and...
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Is It OK To Dislike Caddyshack?

January 5th, 2009 12:00pm EST
Caddyshack
Caddyshack isn't that good, and it's not very funny. If you're 9 out of 10 red blooded American men, that last sentence just infuriated you like I just made slanderous remarks about your grandmother. I've never met your grandmother, but I have seen Caddyshack - and it kind of sucks. My editors were quick to advise me that although they were giving me the go-ahead on this piece, they would have to include a bigger than usual disclaimer saying that the opinions expressed are solely that of Matthew J. Swanson. I'll tell you that right now, too: it is just my opinion, but it happens to be t...
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New TV On DVD, Nov. 18

November 18th, 2008 8:00am EST
Bones
On season 3 of Bones there's a new serial killer arc, more gristly and diabolical than most, and later in the season it has tragic consequences. Also on DVD: Charmed the complete series, Gene Simmons Family Jewels season 3, Hawaii Five-O season 5, The Odd Couple season 5.
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The Emmy's 60th Anniversary: Fans Get To Vote For Best Comedy And Drama Moments

August 28th, 2008 11:27am EDT
All In The Family
As a means of celebrating its 60th Anniversary (really, are we just going to have a garish celebration for any year ending in 0 or 5 now?) Emmy has decided to name the most memorable moments from both Drama and Comedy on TV.

The best thing about this countdown is that the fans get to decide. On the Emmy website are a list of 20 funny moments and 20 serious scenes just begging for your vote. You only get to choose one in each category, so you're going to need some help. You'll find it below as each category is narrowed down to the five best. Also listed are some moments that shouldn...
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New TV On DVD, June 10

June 10th, 2008 8:00am EDT
7th Heaven
In season six of 7th Heaven, Matt meets the woman he will marry, Mary is ready to come home again, Lucy breaks off an engagement, Simon rebels, and Ruthie corresponds with a soldier. Robbie Palmer also enters the picture. Also on DVD: season four of Hawaii Five-O, season four of The Odd Couple, and the John Adams miniseries.
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New TV On DVD, Jan. 22

January 22nd, 2008 8:00am EST
ER
In season eight of ER, new hopefuls Army Reservist Michael Gallant and brash Gregory Pratt arrive to face the challenges of Trauma One life. A familiar face Dr. Susan Lewis returns. Benton weighs career and family. Malucci crosses the line once too often. Chen defies demotion. And Greene fights what could be his last battle, leaving a void at the group's heart. Also on DVD: season two of Barney Miller; season three of The Girls Next Door, Hawaii Five-O and The Odd Couple; season five of The Simple Life.
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New TV On DVD, Aug. 28

August 28th, 2007 8:00am EDT
Heroes
Season one of Heroes deals with a disparate group of people from all over the world who suddenly discover they possess superpowers. Brought together to try to prevent an impending horrific disaster in New York City, these novice (and ofttimes reluctant) superheroes are forced to cope with their new skills and channel them for a common purpose of good, all the while being plagued with surrealistic flashbacks and weighted down with traumatic backstories. Also on DVD: season one of Friday Night Lights and season two of The Odd Couple.
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 27

April 27th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Ace Frehley
Happy Birthday To "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" actor William Moseley (1987), Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump (1984), Scottish singer Sheena Easton (1959), KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (1951), soul singer Ann Peebles (1947), singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Oscar winner Sandy Dennis (1937; d. 1992), prolific disc-jockey/voice actor Casey Kasem (1932), "The Odd Couple" star Jack Klugman (1922), baseball legends Enos Slaughter (1916; d. 2002) and Rogers Hornsby (1896; d. 1963), and 18th President of The United States Ulysses S. Grant (1822; d. 1885)...
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New TV on DVD, April 24

April 24th, 2007 8:00am EDT
NCIS
Combining the best elements of JAG and CSI, the CBS crime series NCIS focuses on an elite, independent unit of the U.S. Navy, which, in its pursuit of military-related criminal investigations, was answerable to no higher authority -- and thus, of course, was utterly impartial and incorruptible. Season 3 is now on DVD. Also on DVD: season 1 of The Drew Carey Show, The Odd Couple, One Day At A Time, WKRP In Cincinnati; and Kidnapped the complete series.
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2007 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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'Seinfeld' Gets Top Honors at TV DVD Awards

October 5th, 2006 10:52am EDT
Seinfeld
Seasons five and six of Seinfeld won top honors at the third annual “TV DVD Awards,” presented Wednesday night in Century City, Calif. The collections won the coveted “Best of Show” award, with judges praising bonus materials such as cast commentaries, deleted scenes and "Sein-Imation" takes on various scenes from the show.

Jack Klugman, star of The Odd Couple, and Robert Conrad, of "Wild Wild West" fame, were honored with the third annual TV DVD Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other TV DVD Award winners, in 15 categories selected by consumers through a month-long online vote:

Be...
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Celebrity Birthdays, April 27

April 27th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Ace Frehley
Happy Birthday To "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" actor William Moseley (1987), Fall Out Boy singer Patrick Stump (1984), Scottish singer Sheena Easton (1959), KISS guitarist Ace Frehley (1951), soul singer Ann Peebles (1947), singer Cuba Gooding, Sr. (1944), "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Oscar winner Sandy Dennis (1937; d. 1992), prolific disc-jockey/voice actor Casey Kasem (1932), "The Odd Couple" star Jack Klugman (1922), baseball legends Enos Slaughter (1916; d. 2002) and Rogers Hornsby (1896; d. 1963), and 18th President of The United States Ulysses S. Grant (1822; d. 1885)...
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Celebrity Birthdays, February 26

February 26th, 2006 3:00am EST
Johnny Cash
Happy Birthday to "Lavagirl" Taylor Dooley (1993), football running back Marshall Faulk (1973), singer Eyrkah Badu (1971), American singer and butt of an "Office Space" joke Michael Bolton (1954), "X-Men 3" actor Bill Duke (1943), country singer Johnny Cash (1932; d. 2003), singer Fats Domino (1928), "The Odd Couple" actor Tony Randall (1920; d. 2004), voice actor Mason Adams (1919; d. 2005), "Honeymooners" star Jackie Gleason (1916; d. 1987), vaudeville actor Robert Alda (1914; d. 1986), Western actor Dub Taylor (1907; d. 1994), "I Love Lucy" actor William Frawley (1887; d. 1966), French a...
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