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Old 09-03-16, 05:57 AM
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Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

Rush Hour, Minority report, Blade, Terminator, limitless, the list of failures is endless

The only really mega successful tv show based on a movie i can think of is Buffy the vampire slayer

What others have been successful ?

Just to be clear, we are talking about TV shows based on a particular movie, not TV spinoffs from movies (like Agents of Shield and a lot of the Star wars animated shows )
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

M*A*S*H comes to mind.
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MASH

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I think I'd go with Stargate which not only spawned one show that ran for ten seasons but two spin-offs.
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M*a*s*h
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

Originally Posted by The Infidel View Post
M*A*S*H comes to mind.
Originally Posted by Super X View Post
M*a*s*h
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MASH

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This, obviously.
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After M*A*S*H
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

I like Fargo better than I ever liked Buffy, same goes for MASH.

Bates Motel has done pretty well, Hannibal turned out great, my dad loves the How to Train Your Dragon shows, and Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp surpassed its source in a few aspects.

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Parenthood was pretty good.
But mash rules and odd couple klugman/randle version is pretty awesome..
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MASH

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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

How could you guys forget to mention M*A*S*H?
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

Okay, New topic : Was The Island (1980) the most successful movie based on a novel by Peter Benchley?
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After M*A*S*H
After M*A*S*H? Probably the Dukes of Hazzard
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

Also, In the Heat of the Night.
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And The Naked City and Mr. Belvedere ...
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

M*A*S*H, obviously, but also

Stargate (SG-1, then Atlantis, then Universe - well, two out of three ain't bad)
The Odd Couple
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16 posts later, no one mention Mobile Army Surgical Hospital???????
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

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Okay, New topic : Was The Island (1980) the most successful movie based on a novel by Peter Benchley?
Perfect analogy.
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16 posts later, no one mention Mobile Army Surgical Hospital???????
That's my favorite anime!
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Re: Is Buffy the most successful TV show based on a movie ?

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MASH

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M*A*S*H ran for 11 seasons and 250+ episodes. It was nominated for over 100 Emmys and won 14 Emmys, including one for Best Comedy Series and 3 for Alan Alda as Leading Actor.

It was a Top Ten hit for 9 of its 11 years. On average, each of its 250+ episodes was watched by about 25 million people.

Its final episode is/was the most watched episode of any TV series in history. The night it aired, it was watched by an estimated 125 million Americans.

Reruns of MASH episodes have been airing in syndication for over 40 years.

Nothing else anybody is going to name will come close to matching M*A*S*H in popularity, critical success, profitability, or general importance in TV history.
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The Odd Couple
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Highlander
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The Cosby Show (based on Bill Cosby: Himself)

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