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Fall TV 2016 – 2017: The Big Screen For The Small Screen Edition

Fall TV is almost upon on, and in this year’s crop of hopefuls is a handful of big screen adaptations looking to make their mark as small screen long-hauls look for that happy M*A*S*H ending.

Last season we saw some attempts with takes on Limitless, Minority Report, Damien (The Omen), and Rush Hour, with only Ash vs Evil Dead coming back for a second round.

Here is what 2016 – 2017 has to offer:

 

The Exorcist (Fox)

Premieres September 23 at 9 p.m.

Geena Davis is worried about her daughter when she begins acting out of character, like ignoring social media and burning in sunlight.

 

Frequency (CW)

Premieres October 5

Based on the Jim Caviezel/Dennis Quaid pic about a father-son relationship that takes place over short-range radio, Peyton Lis stars as a cop who talks to her dead dad in the past over a HAM radio all the way to the ‘90s!

(NOTE: Ok, so I lived in the ‘90s, and I would like to reiterate that no one was using a HAM except for Jim Caviezel in the movie version of Frequency.)

 

Lethal Weapon (Fox)

Premieres September 21 at 8 p.m.

Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans are mismatched cops, one on brink of retirement and the other on the brink of suicide. Hijinks ensue.

Taken (NBC)

Premieres Midseason

Clive Standen takes over for Liam Neeson in this prequel to the trilogy proving that if you had to suspend your disbelief for the second two films that so much bad shit can happen to a single people, hold tight kiddos. There is a hold other part to the tale you didn’t know about.

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Training Day (CBS)

Premieres Midseason

Bill Paxton plays shady LAPD cop who takes the green Justin Cornwell under his wing as his trainee as they go undercover on some of the toughest parts of in the city of Angels. The movie was best known for giving Denzel both an Oscar and enough scenery to feed him for weeks .

 

Time After Time (ABC)

Premieres Midseason

The 1979 pic starring Malcolm McDowell as the sleuthing HG Wells chasing after Jack the Ripper through time and space gets a makeover with Freddie Stroma and Josh Bowman.

 

Westworld (HBO)

Premieres October 2 .

“Exploring the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin.”

The highly-anticipated small screen remake of the Yule Brynner sci-fier that will hopefully keep us at bay until Thrones makes its return next summer. In the future, an adult amusement park with themed world allows visitors to become part of the the action. A little bit too much, in fact.

 

Honorable Mention:

RIP: Uncle Buck

June 14, 2016 – July 5, 2016 (ABC)

Talk about came and went, this didn’t even have a chance to it’s shitty bus stop posters to get vandalized. Based on the John Candy pic from 1988, this lasted eight episodes before the Alphabet pulled the plug. At least it didn’t suffer; just the audience.

atv-buck

 

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