18 Movies That Became TV Shows, For Better & Worse

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Have you ever left the theater and thought to yourself, "Oh man, I wish that movie would have gone on forever?" If a film is doing its job right, it's easy to become super attached to the characters and feel personally invested in plot lines. You want MORE than an hour-and-a-half of tape (plus previews). You want a UNIVERSE.

Luckily, studio execs totally understand this plight. That's why every so often, a silver screen hit transitions to a run on the small screen. While this doesn't always pan out perfectly (see: Clueless, 10 Things I Hate About You, Ferris Bueller's Day Off), we're still mostly appreciative of the effort because even hate watching can be a joyous way to spend an afternoon. Check out these 18 feature films that became serialized television — for better or worse.