TV executives love nothing more than a proven commodity. If a movie is successful and makes oodles of money, then it must be a good thing and the obvious consequence should be MORE MORE MORE of that. That’s how franchises tend to be born, after all. Often, this works when making a movie about a successful TV show (see: Star Trek, Deadwood). But the other way around? That tends to be less successful. So, over the years, we’ve gotten many, many failed TV spinoffs of popular and well-regarded films. And when we say failed, we don’t mean that they were good but failed to find a large enough audience. Oh no. On the contrary, we mean that not only did they fail to find an audience, but the really, really sucked. They really shouldn’t have existed at all in the first place, and it’s a good thing no one remembers them. But it’s fun to look at them anyway, if only for the novelty of it. So here are 13 examples that prove beloved big-screen movies don’t guarantee hit TV series. 

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