Small Screen Stories: Films Made Into Television Shows

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  • Rise of The Planet of The Apes
  • Blade, Wesley Snipes
  • Shaft, Richard Roundtree
  • Black Dynamite
  • Friday Night Lights, Derek Luke
  • She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee
  • Fame, Debbie Allen
  • Barbershop, Ice Cube
  • Soul Food, Vanessa Williams
  • In The Heat of The Night, Sidney Poitier

Friday Night Lights

Based on the book of the same name, the multiple stories of a Texas town and its high school football team was too plentiful for its 2004 film. So in 2006, it moved to the small screen and played out all of the dramatic, character driven stories for over five successful seasons. The show also made viewers and Hollywood take notice of a rising star named Michael B. Jordan, who starred in the final two seasons of the show.

(Photo: Universal Pictures)

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