List Of All TV Shows Based On Films

by dimantha_j | created - 14 Mar 2014 | updated - 14 Mar 2014 | Public

These tv shows follow the events of the original movie, so they can be considered sequels of it, take place before the movie or are set within the same universe.

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1. The Abbott and Costello Show (1952–1957)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Mystery

Bud and Lou are unemployed actors living in Mr. Fields' boarding house. Lou's girlfriend Hillary lives across the hall. Any premise would lead to slapstick, puns, lots of gimmicks from their movies.

Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Sid Fields, Gordon Jones

Votes: 1,016

2. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1995–2000)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The completely-bonkers Ace Ventura continues to tackle cases involving stolen or missing animals, usually arriving at the solutions by pure fluke as he blunders his way through the facts in his inimitable way.

Stars: Michael Daingerfield, Richard Binsley, Bruce Tubbe, Al Waxman

Votes: 718

3. The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2002–2006)

TV-G | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A young boy, who happens to be a genius, lives in a small town with his family and friends and often gets into crazy adventures with them involving the things he invents.

Stars: Debi Derryberry, Jeffrey Garcia, Rob Paulsen, Carolyn Lawrence

Votes: 16,183

4. Aladdin (1994–1995)

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Aladdin, the clever hero of Agrabah, continues his adventures with the help of his fiancee Princess Jasmine, his pet monkey Abu, Magic Carpet, Iago the greedy parrot, and of course his best friend the semi-cosmic Genie.

Stars: Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Dan Castellaneta, Frank Welker

Votes: 9,370

5. Alice (2009)

Not Rated | 184 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Everything you know about Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is about to be turned upside down in this modern-day mini-series. The cast includes Kathy Bates, Caterina Scorsone, Matt Frewer, Harry Dean Stanton, and Tim Curry.

Stars: Caterina Scorsone, Andrew Lee Potts, Matt Frewer, Kathy Bates

Votes: 9,020

6. Alien Nation (1989–1990)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi

A flying saucer crashed in the Mojave Desert and its inhabitants turned out to be alien slaves, bred to be super intelligent and strong, and controllable by their Overseers. These ... See full summary »

Stars: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Lauren Woodland

Votes: 4,507

7. Back at the Barnyard (2007–2011)

TV-Y7 | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A spin-off of the movie version of the same name, the show follows the lives of the animals on a farm.

Stars: Chris Hardwick, Tino Insana, Jeffrey Garcia, Cam Clarke

Votes: 2,723

8. Back to the Future (1991–1993)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The time travelling adventures of Doc Brown, his family, and his friend, Marty McFly.

Stars: David Kaufman, Dan Castellaneta, Bill Nye, Christopher Lloyd

Votes: 1,286

9. Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince (1983)

22 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Far distant from Earth on a red planet of Antars, a tyrant Zanu has killed their king and imprisoned the queen. The crown prince, their son, named Yubi (Christopher Burton) has escaped to ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Burton, Ric Spiegel, Ken Miller, Benji

Votes: 410

10. Beetlejuice (1989–1991)

TV-Y | 22 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Adventures of the ghostly con-artist and his 12-year-old pal, Lydia.

Stars: Stephen Ouimette, Alyson Court, Tabitha St. Germain, Elizabeth Hanna

Votes: 6,372

11. Beyond Westworld (1980– )

60 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

The security chief of an android manufacturing company must stop a mad scientist, who's sending the failed theme park's androids to infiltrate society for his own ends.

Stars: Jim McMullan, James Wainwright, William Jordan, Nancy Harewood

Votes: 219

12. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures (1990–1991)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The further time travelling adventures of those two most excellent dudes.

Stars: Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, George Carlin, Evan Richards

Votes: 1,527

13. Blade: The Series (2006)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The adventures of the half human/vampire hunter.

Stars: Sticky Fingaz, Jill Wagner, Nelson Lee, Jessica Gower

Votes: 4,921

14. Blue Thunder (1984)

60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An advanced prototype police helicopter and their ground support crew battle crime.

Stars: James Farentino, Dana Carvey, Sandy McPeak, Dick Butkus

Votes: 1,435

15. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 122,609

16. Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (2000–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Buzz Lightyear as a Space Ranger of Star Command and his comrades.

Stars: Patrick Warburton, Stephen Furst, Nicole Sullivan, Larry Miller

Votes: 2,632

17. Casablanca (1983)

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

A short-lived prequel to Casablanca (1942).

Stars: David Soul, Hector Elizondo, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Ray Liotta

Votes: 107

18. Clerks (2000–2001)

R | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The continuing adventures of clerks Dante and Randal, who try to make the best of their menial labor, with no help from Jay and Silent Bob.

Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith

Votes: 11,672

19. Clueless (1996–1999)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

A television series based on the popular movie of the same name. Many of the actors from the movie appear in the television series, including Dionne, Mr. Hall, Miss Giest, Amber, and Murray.

Stars: Rachel Blanchard, Stacey Dash, David Lascher, Donald Faison

Votes: 2,462

20. Conan: The Adventurer (1992–1993)

25 min | Animation, Action, Fantasy

Young Cimmerian barbarian Conan and his allies must stop snake-man wizard Wrath-Amon and his snake-men army from resurrecting evil serpent god Set. Conan must also destroy the evil wizard's ring that turned his family into stone.

Stars: Michael Donovan, Michael Beattie, Scott McNeil, Doug Parker

Votes: 1,031

21. The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998–1999)

43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A deceased street musician returns to life, and must restore the balance between good and evil to be reunited with his dead girlfriend.

Stars: Mark Dacascos, Marc Gomes, Sabine Karsenti, Katie Stuart

Votes: 2,171

22. Delta House (1979– )

30 min | Comedy

The raucous exploits of Faber College's Delta House Fraternity in 1962.

Stars: John Vernon, Stephen Furst, Bruce McGill, James Widdoes

Votes: 114

23. Dumb and Dumber (1995–1996)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

The continuing nutty adventures of Lloyd and Harry and their pet beaver, as they drive around the country in their Dogmobile.

Stars: Bill Fagerbakke, Matt Frewer, Tom Kenny, Bronson Pinchot

Votes: 699

24. DreamWorks Dragons (2012–2014)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The further adventures of Hiccup and his friends on the Island of Berk.

Stars: America Ferrera, Jay Baruchel, T.J. Miller, Zack Pearlman

Votes: 9,046

25. Dumbo's Circus (1985– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Family

Dumbo, the big eared flying elephant from the classic Disney film runs his own circus with the help of his friends.

Stars: Sharon Baird, Caleb Chung, Jim Cummings, Walker Edmiston

Votes: 205

26. The Emperor's New School (2006–2008)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Continuation of 2000's The Emperor's New Groove, showcasing Kuzco's attempts to graduate from his kingdom's school, and his former advisor Yzma's evil attempts to keep him from his goal.

Stars: J.P. Manoux, Patrick Warburton, Curtis Armstrong, Eartha Kitt

Votes: 3,984

27. Ferris Bueller (1990–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Based on the popular feature film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," this half hour situation comedy followed the high school adventures of Ferris Bueller and his friends.

Stars: Charlie Schlatter, Brandon Douglas, Ami Dolenz, Richard Riehle

Votes: 510

28. Fievel's American Tails (1992– )

TV-Y | 30 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

The continuing adventures of the Russian mouse Fievel.

Stars: Cathy Cavadini, Phillip Glasser, Dom DeLuise, Lloyd Battista

Votes: 293

29. Flipper (1995–2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Dr. Keith Ricks returns to Florida to lead a team of scientists studying dolphins.

Stars: Jessica Alba, Laura Donaldson, Whip Hubley, Anja Coleby

Votes: 881

30. Friday: The Animated Series (2007)

Animation, Comedy

Dynamic duo Craig and Smokey are struggling to survive life in South Central L.A., dealing with family, friends and enemies.

Stars: Phil LaMarr, Khary Payton, John DiMaggio, Cree Summer

Votes: 126

31. Friday Night Lights (2006–2011)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Sport

A drama that follows the lives of the Dillon Panthers, one of the nation's best high school football teams, and their head coach Eric Taylor.

Stars: Kyle Chandler, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford, Aimee Teegarden

Votes: 53,261

32. Godzilla: The Series (1998–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Crime

In this direct sequel to the 1998 Godzilla movie, Dr. Nico Tatopoulos leads a team, known as H.E.A.T, to battle giant monsters with the help of Godzilla's only living offspring.

Stars: Ian Ziering, Malcolm Danare, Rino Romano, Charity James

Votes: 1,934

33. Godzilla (1978–1980)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

The crew of the research vessel, The Calico, investigate strange phenomena and often meet menaces that force them to summon Godzilla to help.

Stars: Ted Cassidy, Jeff David, Al Eisenmann, Hilly Hicks

Votes: 521

34. Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (2002–2005)

TV-MA | 24 min | Animation, Action, Crime

The futuristic adventures of a female cyborg counter intelligence agent and her support team.

Stars: Shirô Saitô, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn, William Frederick Knight, Richard Epcar

Votes: 17,142

35. Happy Days (1974–1984)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie.

Stars: Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross, Tom Bosley

Votes: 15,038

36. Heartbreak High (1994–1999)

50 min | Drama

The series based on the lives of a group of students who attend the fictional Hartley High School in Sydney. Praised for its willingness to tackle gritty issues, from drugs to romance to ... See full summary »

Stars: Callan Mulvey, Lara Cox, Emma Roche, Ada Nicodemou

Votes: 2,491

37. Highlander (1992–1998)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Duncan MacLeod is Immortal, and must live in modern society, concealing his true nature while fighting other Immortals.

Stars: Adrian Paul, Stan Kirsch, Jim Byrnes, Peter Wingfield

Votes: 13,075

38. Highlander: The Animated Series (1994– )

30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

In the post-apocalyptic medieval 27th century, Ramirez mentors young Quentin MacLeod who must seek pacified Immortals, gain their knowledge through a non-lethal form of Quickening, and free the land from the evil Immortal overlord Kortan.

Stars: Miklos Perlus, Benedict Campbell, Katie Zegers, Don Dickinson

Votes: 486

39. Highlander: The Raven (1998–1999)

45 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A female Immortal and thief tries to redeem herself with the help of an ex-cop.

Stars: Elizabeth Gracen, Paul Johansson, Patricia Gage, Hannes Jaenicke

Votes: 1,037

40. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show (1997–2000)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Wayne Szalinski is a clumsy genius who comes up with new gadgets and experiments all the time, but something usually goes wrong and gets Wayne and his family into trouble, danger and fantastical adventure.

Stars: Peter Scolari, Barbara Alyn Woods, Hillary Tuck, Thomas Dekker

Votes: 1,272

41. In the Heat of the Night (1988–1995)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

The cases and adventures of the police forces in and around Sparta, Mississippi.

Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Alan Autry, David Hart, Hugh O'Connor

Votes: 3,233

42. Jumanji (1996–1999)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Sister and brother Judy Shepherd (Debi Derryberry) and Peter Shepherd (Ashley Johnson) move to a new house with Aunt Nora Shepherd (Melanie Chartoff). In the attic, they find an unusual ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Fagerbakke, Debi Derryberry, Ashley Johnson, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 1,516

43. The Karate Kid (1989– )

Animation, Short, Action

Animated series (loosely) based on the film series, in which Daniel, Miyagi and new friend Taki travel the world in search of an ancient Japanese talisman.

Stars: Joey Dedio, Robert Ito, Janice Kawaye, Pat Morita

Votes: 157

44. Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness (2011–2016)

TV-Y7 | 22 min | Animation, Short, Action

The further adventures of Po the Dragon Warrior and his friends.

Stars: Mick Wingert, Kari Wahlgren, Fred Tatasciore, Max Koch

Votes: 4,906

45. Kong: The Animated Series (2000–2001)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When King Kong fell to his tragic death off the Empire State Building, there was a young scientist Dr. Lorna Jenkins who cloned him and took him back to Kong Island so he could finally be ... See full summary »

Stars: Kirby Morrow, Saffron Henderson, Daphne Goldrick, David Kaye

Votes: 120