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Movies That Became TV Shows…Twice

Movies That Became TV Shows…Twice

With “Parenthood” ending it’s 5 year run, here’s a look at other movies that have become Sitcoms… Twice. 

This isn’t the first time a movie has been spun off into a TV show more than once. Here are six movies that were TV shows twice. 


1) Parenthood

Before NBC made a drama out of “Parenthood,” NBC made a sitcom out of the movie. The Steve Martin movie felt a lot like a sitcom, so it was no surprise when the Ron Howard movie became one in 1990. The “Parenthood” sitcom only lasted for  12 episodes and had Ed Begley, Jr. in the Martin role. It also starred then unknown  actors in comedy David Arquette and Leonardo DiCaprio. It also featured still unknown actors Jayne Atkinson and Ivyann Schwan.


2) Odd Couple (Black Version)

This month CBS debuts it’s update of “The Odd Couple.” The original show was based on the movie (Which was based on a play, that was based on real life.). 

Did you assume the Perry “Odd Couple” is the only time they remade the classic 70’s sitcom? Well, if we learned one thing from the original show, you never assume. (You make an “ass” out of “u” and “me.”) 

In 1988 ABC tried to revive the show with a black cast. Ron Glass from “Barney Miller” played Felix and the “Son” from “Sanford and Son,” Demond Wilson, played Oscar. Eight of the eighteen episodes that aired were rehashes of the original TV show, including the famous courtroom scene.


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“New Year’s Eve” Resolves to be Better

New Year’s Eve ft. Robert De Niro, Halle Berry, Ashton Kutcher and other huge stars, that owed the late great director Garry Marshal a favor, make extended cameos in this big screen “Love Boat.” Mike Spiegelman (my big bro) and I take down “New Year’s Eve,” the semi-sequel to “Valentine’s Day” (or pre-quel if you go by the calendar).

“New Year’s Eve” earned five Razzie Award nominations: Worst Picture, Worst Director (Garry Marshall), Worst Actress (Sarah Jessica Parker), Worst Screenplay and Worst Screen Ensemble,[15] losing all to Adam Sandler‘s Jack and Jill.

As usual, I mangle words and names. Tweet us the mangled english you caught from Mike and I. @proudlyresents @spiegelmania.

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