Can you guess the TV show adapted from these classic hit movies?

Which popular shows were based on Cooley High and Coogan's Bluff?

Many of your favorite shows were movies first. In most cases, it's easy to remember the original film because it shares the same name. MASH, The Odd Couple, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Gidget, Flipper, Parenthood… the list of movies that inspired TV shows in lengthy.

But there are some cases where the TV series and movie carried different titles. We've gathered some old movies. They were all popular enough to inspire television shows. Try to guess the TV show!

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  1. The 1974 Martin Scorsese movie Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore led to this show that lasted for nine seasons.
  2. The 1971 made-for-TV movie The Homecoming: A Christmas Story led to this super successful series.
  3. The 1950 film Wagon Master "inspired" this long-running Western series.
  4. The Clint Eastwood movie Coogan's Bluff was adapted into this 1970–77 series.
  5. The hit 1975 movie Cooley High was adapted into this popular sitcom.
  6. This character was first introduced on the big screen in the 1934 film The Case of the Howling Dog.
  7. Moonrunners was adapted into this action series.
  8. The blockbuster comedy Animal House led to this sitcom, which featured Michelle Pfeiffer in an early role.
  9. The 1966 spy movie The Silencers featured this character who got his own TV series in 1975.
  10. This 1957 Western series was based on the Will Rogers movie The Boy from Oklahoma.
  11. This popular 1980s sitcom traces its origins all the way back to the 1948 film Sitting Pretty.
  12. The 1970 made-for-TV movie House on Greenapple Road led to this cop show starring Burt Reynolds.

Can you guess the TV show adapted from these classic hit movies?

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Mike 12 days ago
9 of 12. Seems to be a common result.
LRWilliams 13 days ago
Can you guess the TV show adapted from these classic hit movies?
You got 9 out of 12
Looks like you can go "home" again! How did you do?
DIGGER1 29 days ago
Can you guess the TV show adapted from these classic hit movies?
You got 9 out of 12
Looks like you can go "home" again! How did you do?
GeoRubik 1 month ago
If the creators of The Walton's say they weren't inspired by Spencer's Mountain (staring Henry Fonda) they are lying.
wanderer2575 GeoRubik 1 month ago
Maybe there was some inspiration there as well, but Earl Hamner, Jr. (who wrote The Homecoming) was the creator of The Waltons.
Lacey 1 month ago
10/12 I never even HEARD of "Cooley High" and I went to a LOT of movies back then.
KatHat 1 month ago
wow 10/12 - guessed, only really knew the waltons!
Runeshaper 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 12
Looks like you can go "home" again! How did you do?

I guessed at most. Just got lucky! LOL
ERROL 1 month ago
You got 11 out of 12
Missed #8(not a fan of those)
Utzaake 1 month ago
11/12. #11.
4. Coogan's Bluff overlooked the old Polo Grounds in Manhattan. The surname of Eastwood's protagonist is Coogan.
MrBill 1 month ago
10/12; missed #3 and #10 - I am not a fan of westerns and never watched either of those shows.
KellyShort 1 month ago
7/12 whats with all the westerns
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