13 Classic Movies Adapted Into Terrible TV Shows You Didn’t Know Existed

TV executives love nothing more than a proven commodity. But here are 13 examples that prove beloved big-screen movies don’t guarantee hit TV series.

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CANCELLATION COMES AT YOU FAST FERRIS BUELLER In the pilot, TV Ferris breaks the fourth wall to let viewers know he is the real Ferris. Guess we'll take the fake movie one, thanks. Look for unknown Jennifer Aniston as Ferris' spiteful sister Jeannie.

Ultimate Classic Rock

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HEATHERS 'SHOULD'VE JUST STAYED DEAD CRACKEDC A rash of real-life school shootings made the original's dark comedy downright tasteless in 2018. The remake came off as a repugnant, mean-spirited attempt at satire that uses smug wokeness as a hall pass.

USA Today

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AS IF TV COULD IMPROVE ON CLUELESS CRACKED COM Amy Heckerling originally developed Clueless as a TV pilot before it was turned into a hit movie. Cher Horowitz comes full circle in a sitcom that was quickly cancelled. That was way harsh, Tai.

AV Club

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LOUSY DANCING DIDN'T HELP DIRTY DANCING Nobody keeps Jan Levinson-Gould in the corner. Yep, that's Melora Hardin as Baby. She was a serious dancer, on scholarship with the Joffrey Ballet at age 13. Unfortunately, costar Patrick Cassidy didn't have much dancing talent, dirty or otherwise.

Yahoo

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MR. HAND WAS BACK FOR FAST TIMES CRACKEDCO Starring unknowns Patrick Dempsey and Courtney Thorne-Smith, Fast Times was everything you loved about Fast Times at Ridgemont High, minus the sex, drugs, and realistic teen problems.

The Uncool

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USA NETWORK COOKED UP SOME WEIRD SCIENCE For five (!) seasons, Gary and Wyatt continued to not get busy with computer- generated dream gal Lisa. She still has the ability to grant wishes, except for the actors' desire to look like real teenagers.

Looper

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YOU'RE TACKY AND I HATE YOU SCHOOL OF ROCK Not only was there a Nickelodeon kid-centric version of School of Rock, it lasted for three freaking seasons. This Dewey Finn is super-into being a teacher -- he's Jack Black with the rough edges sanded off.

Hollywood Reporter

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COPPOLA STAYED FAR FROM THE OUTSIDERS CRACKED COM When The Outsiders premiered in 1990, it scored the highest rating ever for a Fox drama. (That's Billy Bob Thornton as the owner of Sodapop's service station.) Unfortunately, ratings then plummeted faster than you can lisp S.E. Hinton.

TV Obscurities

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THERE'S NO JOHN CANDY CHARM ON UNCLE BUCK CRACKED.COM 1990 critics clutched their pearls when a young girl yelled You suck!' in the very first episode of Uncle Buck. Ironic since it was a perfect two-word review of this short-lived series.

Slashfilm

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THE VAMPIRES REALLY SUCKED ON BLADE: THE SERIES Cashing in on one of the first Marvel film hits, Blade: The Series featured more naked ladies than a Cinemax Saturday night. The acting and action, unfortunately, were pay-cable exploitation quality as well.

Unheard Nerd

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SHRED A TEAR FOR BILL AND TED CRACKED.COM The actors in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures look like the pop-culture knockoffs begging for change in Times Square. Be excellent to each ofther and skip this righteous debacle.

Screencrush

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NO BEER FOR THE TV COACH OF THE BAD NEWS BEARS BEARS BEAS BEARS 2 BE ARS CRAGKED The fun of the original Bad News Bears movie was watching kids curse and fight as they lost baseball games. Take away the bad words and violence and you're left with a

Retroist

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SECOND-RATE STARS WORKED 9 TO5 CRACKED.COM g to 5 was full of semi-famous relatives: Dolly Parton is replaced by sister Rachel; Jane Curtin's cousin Valerie nabbed Jane Fonda's role, and Rita Moreno took over for Lily Tomlin. The show sucked, relatively speaking.

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