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Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies  

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List Rules Only series that are no longer on the air that should be adapted into film

This list of canceled shows we'd like to see as movies includes a lot of huge cult favorites. Obviously this list isn't complete, so feel free to add any TV shows that aren't on the air anymore to it. Vote for your favorites and who knows? It just might happen someday!

A 'Freaks and Geeks' movie would be freakin' amazing (if you could get all of the show's original stars back together for long enough to film it). And while 'Firefly' does already have one movie ('Serenity'), why not more? Arguments can certainly be made that shows like 'Roswell,' 'Pushing Daisies' and 'Chuck' would also be interesting films.

While J.J. Abrams has a lot going on right now, what with the whole 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek' stuff, he could take a break from ruling the universe long enough to get a 'Fringe' movie going. And, while we're discussing the sci-fi stuff, why not bring 'Battlestar Galactica' to the big screen, too?

Keep in mind: Movies are expensive. Some of the stars of these shows became famous *because* of these shows (Jennifer Garner, as Sydney Bristow on 'Alias' comes to mind). They'll want to be paid the big bucks in any movie adaptation. That's where you come in. If you could help to bankroll any canceled TV show you loved, which one would you pick? 
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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
beernbugs added John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen
Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired ...more
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Terra Nova is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
DennisNJ added Jason O'Mara, Shelley Conn, Christine Adams
Terra Nova is an American science fiction drama television series. It premiered on September 26, 2011 with a two-hour premiere, and concluded on December 19, 2011 with a two-hour, two-episode ...more
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Revolution is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Billy Burke, Tracy Spiridakos, Giancarlo Esposito
A family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local and heroic freedom fighters, where every single piece of technology -- computers, planes, ...more
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Friends is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow
Friends is an American television sitcom, created by David Crane and Marta Kauffman, which originally aired on NBC from September 22, 1994, to May 6, 2004. It lasted ten seasons and is now in ...more
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Rome is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
frunklin added Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
Rome is a British-American-Italian historical drama television series created by Bruno Heller, John Milius and William J. MacDonald. The show's two seasons were broadcast on HBO, BBC Two, and ...more
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Sons of Anarchy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
LanaYoshii added Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Mark Boone Junior
Sons of Anarchy is an American drama television series created by Kurt Sutter, about the lives of a close-knit outlaw motorcycle club operating in Charming, a fictional town in California's ...more
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Dead Like Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Ellen Muth, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy
This show is an American comedy-drama television series starring Ellen Muth and Mandy Patinkin as grim reapers who reside and work in Seattle, Washington. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, ...more
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Arrested Development is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Portia de Rossi
Arrested Development is an American television sitcom created by Mitchell Hurwitz, which originally aired on Fox for three seasons from November 2, 2003 to February 10, 2006. A fourth season of ...more
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Star Trek: Voyager is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Valley Forge added Kate Mulgrew, Robert Beltran, Roxann Dawson
Star Trek: Voyager is a science fiction television series, set in the Star Trek universe. The show takes place during the 2370s, and begins on the far side of the Milky Way galaxy, 75,000 ...more
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Gilmore Girls is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson
Gilmore Girls is an American comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino, starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. On October 5, 2000, the series debuted on the WB to widespread ...more
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Married... with Children is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
MarkJohnson added Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal
Married... with Children is an American sitcom that aired for 11 seasons. It featured a dysfunctional family living in a fictional Chicago suburb. The series, notable for being the first ...more
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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Valley Forge added Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more
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Monk is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Danny Marks added Tony Shalhoub, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine
Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the eponymous character, Adrian Monk. It originally ran from 2002 to ...more
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Roswell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Shiri Appleby, Jason Behr, Katherine Heigl
Roswell is an American science fiction television series developed, produced, and co-written by Jason Katims. The series debuted on October 6, 1999 on The WB and moved to UPN for the third ...more
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Alias is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly
Alias is an American spy-action television series created by J. J. Abrams, which was broadcast on ABC for five seasons, from September 30, 2001, to May 22, 2006. It stars Jennifer Garner as ...more
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Merlin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
SlashLover added John Hurt, Colin Morgan, Bradley James
Merlin is a television miniseries which originally aired in 1998 on NBC that retells the legend of King Arthur from the perspective of the wizard Merlin. Sam Neill stars in the title role in a ...more
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The Secret Circle is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Britt Robertson, Thomas Dekker, Phoebe Tonkin
The Secret Circle is an American supernatural teen drama that aired on The CW from September 15, 2011, to May 10, 2012. It is based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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Sliders is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
beernbugs added Jerry O'Connell, Sabrina Lloyd, John Rhys-Davies
Sliders is an American science fiction and fantasy television series created by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé. It was broadcast for five seasons between 1995 and 2000. The series ...more
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
MartinHammond added Matt Ryan, Harold Perrineau, Charles Halford
Constantine (NBC, 2014) is an American television series developed by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer for NBC, featuring the DC Comics character John Constantine. Matt Ryan stars as ...more
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ALF is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
JamesDavis added Mihaly 'Michu' Meszaros, Paul Fusco, Max Wright
ALF is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990. It was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround sound system. The title character is ...more
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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
Valley Forge added Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more
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Hercules: The Legendary Journe... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
wiabux added Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst, Kevin Smith
Hercules: The Legendary Journeys is an American/New Zealander television series filmed in New Zealand. It was produced from January 16, 1995 to November 22, 1999, and was very loosely based on ...more
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Wonder Woman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
CDuchnowski added Lynda Carter, Lyle Waggoner, Tom Kratochvil
Wonder Woman is an American television series based on the DC Comics comic book superheroine of the same name. Starring Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince and Lyle Waggoner as Steve ...more
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The Mentalist is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
konstantinos20142 added Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang
The Mentalist is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2008 until February 18, 2015, broadcasting 151 episodes over seven seasons, on CBS. The show was ...more
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V is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Canceled Shows We'd Most Like to See as Movies
beernbugs added Elizabeth Mitchell, Morris Chestnut, Joel Gretsch
V is an American science fiction television series that ran for two seasons on ABC, from November 3, 2009 to March 15, 2011. A remake of the 1983 miniseries created by Kenneth Johnson, the new ...more