The Most Disappointing TV Shows Based on Movies

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Only TV shows that have aired on television, Netflix or Hulu. No web series may be included.

List of the most disappointing TV shows based on movies ranked from worst to best.  Which TV show based on a movie is the most disappointing? That's a hard decision because we have a lot of duds to choose from. Vote on this list and make sure the worst adaptation atrocity gets what it deserves.
 

Have you ever seen a film and found yourself thinking about the characters for days or weeks after you've left the theater? We've all been there. That's why it is so tempting for the television networks to rework movies into TV shows. Audiences want to continue to live in the world that memorable films transport them to for longer than two hours. Sometimes a movie can be adapted for the small screen and become a hit with fans and a ratings winner for the network. Unfortunately, for every success like “M*A*S*H” or “Friday Night Lights” fans are subjected to duds like “Uncle Buck” and “The Net.”
 

We are all familiar with some pretty bad movies that are based on TV shows, but when a feature film hits the small screen the results can be equally unpleasant, scratch that,way more unpleasant since you are subjected to the watered down alternative week after week. These ill advised TV shows come in many forms. There are prequels and sequels, animations and live action dramas, as well as complete re-imaginings.
 

Which TV Show based on a movie do you think is the most disappointing? Vote below and we will uncover the worst of the worst.

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  • Ferris Bueller
    1
    Jennifer Aniston, Carla Gugino, Richard Riehle
    105 votes
    • Premiered: 1990
    • Genres: Sitcom, Comedy
    Aired 1990-1991
    Ferris Bueller is an American sitcom based on the 1986 John Hughes film Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The show stars Charlie Schlatter in the title role. The series debuted on August 23, 1990 on NBC and ...more
  • My Big Fat Greek Life
    2
    Nia Vardalos, Andrea Martin, Lainie Kazan
    93 votes
    • Premiered: 2003
    • Genres: Sitcom, Comedy
    Aired 2003
    My Big Fat Greek Life is a sitcom series that ran on CBS in 2003. The series is a continuation of the 2002 movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and was produced by HBO Television and Tom Hanks's Playtone ...more
  • Spaceballs: The Animated Series
    3
    Joan Rivers, Mel Brooks, Dee Bradley Baker
    29 votes
    • Premiered: 2008
    • Genres: Science Fiction
    Spaceballs: The Animated Series, also known as Spaceballs: The Series, is an animated television series that premiered in 2008 on G4 and Canada's Super Channel, and is loosely based on the parody ...more
  • The 7D
    4
    Leigh-Allyn Baker, Kelly Osbourne, Jess Harnell
    24 votes
    • Premiered: July 7, 2014
    • Genres: Adventure,Animation,Comedy,Fantasy,Kids
    Set in the whimsical world of Jollywood, a queen tries to keep her kingdom in order.

    Available On:

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  • Napoleon Dynamite
    5
    Jon Heder, Aaron Ruell, Tina Majorino
    94 votes
    • Premiered: January 15, 2012
    • Genres: Animation,Comedy
    Aired 2012
    A strange teenager and his unique family and friends navigate small-town life.

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    subscription

  • Jumanji
    6
    Tim Curry, Billy West, Ashley Johnson
    102 votes
    • Premiered: September 8, 1996
    • Genres: Animation,Fantasy,Kids
    Aired 1996-1999
    Siblings find adventure in a board game's magical world.

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