Small Screen Stories: Films Made Into Television Shows

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  • Soul Food, Vanessa Williams
  • In The Heat of The Night, Sidney Poitier
  • 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

The Planet of the Apes

In 1968, the film Planet of the Apes introduced moviegoing audiences to the futuristic planet where dominant talking apes ruled the world and humans were the enslaved. The franchise got one season as a TV series in 1974 and three film sequels.

(Photo: Twentieth Century Fox)

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