10 Popular Movies That Failed As TV Shows
8. My Big Fat Greek Wedding / My Big Fat Greek Life
Audiences fell in love with the super Greek Portokalos family in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, so it only made sense to bring her life after the wedding to the screen in a new television show. Starting right after the married pair start their new life together, the program that starred My Big Fat Greek creator, writer, and leading lady Nia Vardalos, along with Steven Eckholdt as her hubby and Andrea Martin reprising her role of the loud and loving Aunt Voula. Unfortunately, the show didn’t quite pick up on the popularity of the movie and it was cancelled before it could really even get going.
7. The Net
Re-watching The Net nowadays is a fun glimpse back into the early days of the internet and online cyber culture. With Sandra Bullock taking the lead and playing a professional hacker-like virus-tamer whose life is turned upside-down when she becomes the target of a team of techy bad guys, the movie was a popular hit with audiences. Three years after the film came out, the decision was made to bring The Net to the small screen. Starring Brooke Langton, the story mimicked the movie, with main character Angela Bennett fighting the faceless praetorians when her identity is stolen and she’s branded a criminal. This time, with the help of a mysterious fellow hacker friend, the sorcerer, the showed did its best to keep the cyber-buzz going, but failed when the show only made it for one season before the plug was firmly pulled.