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Cinemania: best TV shows on the big screen

Posted by Peter Keough  June 29, 2013 07:46 PM

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Maybe “The Lone Ranger” (opens July 3) will prove an exception to the rule,

but it seems like most attempts by Hollywood to transfer a hit TV series to the big screen end in failure. “The Beverly Hillbillies,”(1993), “McHale’s Navy,”(1997), “The Avengers” (1998) – and don’t get me started on the spin-offs from “Saturday Night Live.” But some of them must succeed, otherwise they wouldn’t keep making them, right? Which do you think are the best? And while you’re at it, maybe you can think of some series that have been overlooked by Hollywood and would make a great movie (I’m still waiting for an adaptation of “The Prisoner”). Put your choices in the comment section or email me at petervkeough@gmail.com. We’ll list the top five on July 7.

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