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Familiar movies are getting the TV treatment this fall
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Jake McDorman in Limitless (2015) - photo by John Clyde
REMAKINGTON Remakes and reboots are not anything new these days. Seems every week we see a movie release thats an old movie or TV show. For example, this week we are getting a part four of a series in Mad Max: Fury Road and a sequel in Pitch Perfect 2. This week also saw the release of the premier trailer for the big-screen remake of the '80s cartoon TV series Jem and the Holograms.

While seeing movies get rebooted or remade or even TV shows getting the big-screen treatment isnt anything new, there is a new fad in Hollywood and we saw it in full force this week.

It appears the new thing to do in La La Land is to take movies and turn them into TV shows. This last week saw the release of several trailers for upcoming TV shows based off familiar movies.

Heres a look at some familiar plotlines reformatted to fit your TV screen:

CBS

Supergirl

The trailer for the new series Supergirl is pretty much what youd expect. The series looks like it will have some exciting moments and a few jokes that land here and there. I cant help but feel, however, that the producers are desperately trying to make a cutesy girl in the city sitcom about a girl who happens to be a superhero.

Supergirl is actually a comic book, but it was also a mediocre-at-absolute-best-and-that-is-being-generous movie in 1984. While this isnt a direct remake or expansion of the movie, its still a reboot of sorts.

Supergirl will air Monday nights on ABC.

Limitless

The 2011 film Limitless had some intriguing concepts and storylines, but overall the movie was just OK. If you wanted more of the pill that gives you the power to utilize your brain to its full capacity, then youre in luck.

The new series is actually a continuation of the film, and according to the recently released trailer it will feature the films star, Bradley Cooper, in at least one episode.

The TV version varies from the film in that the main character appears to team up with the FBI in an effort to catch bad guys.

Limitless will air Tuesday nights on CBS.

FOX

Minority Report

The 2001 film Minority Report is actually a really solid film from director Steven Spielberg, and instead of a sequel were getting a TV show that will continue the storyline.

The FOX TV series will follow a man who has been trained to see crimes before they happen in an effort to stop them. In the 2001 film Tom Cruise plays a detective who stops these "pre-crimes," as theyre called. The adventure begins when one of the visions of pre-crime sees Cruises character as the perpetrator. Long story short, Cruise is the hero and his actions expose the problems with the pre-crimes division and it is then scrapped.

The TV show follows a man who still has these visions and now teams up with officers in an attempt to stop these heinous crimes before they happen, despite the fact this kind of law enforcement is illegal.

The original film was a great sci-fi flick, but something about the trailer for the TV series is missing what made the original great.

Minority Report will premier this fall on FOX.

ABC

Uncle Buck

For those of us who grew up in the '80s and '90s, Uncle Buck is a movie that is worth watching mainly due to nostalgia. Well, that and some great moments from John Candy.

The movie tells the tale of a couple headed on vacation in desperate need of a babysitter for their three kids. Finally they decide to go with their fun but unreliable and immature family member, Uncle Buck.

The movie really does have some great moments that will make you laugh and get the tiniest bit emotional. ABC is now making an Uncle Buck TV show that follows the same basic premise with Mike Epps as the titular Buck instead of Candy.

The trailer has a few moments that make you laugh, and it appears the pilot episode will more or less be an updated half-hour version of the film. As for the rest of the season, it looks like Buck will become the kids' live-in nanny.

A part of me wants to just pass this one off as a swing and a miss, but we should probably give it the benefit of the doubt. The premise sets up some fun scenarios and Epps definitely has his moments.

These are just a few shows based on movies that are headed to the small screen. Other shows include Scream on MTV as well as a show thats already running on CBS, The Odd Couple.

Also, dont forget old TV shows that are headed back to your set, including The Muppets and Heroes Reborn as well as The X-Files next year.