Small Screen Stories: Films Made Into Television Shows

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  • 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
  • Soul Food, Vanessa Williams


Wesley Snipes starred in the 1998 action fantasy horror film chronicling the adventures of the half-vampire, half-mortal man who slays evil vampires. After two movie sequels, Onyx's Sticky Fingaz picked up the fangs as the lead character in the 2006 TV reboot. It lasted one season.

(Photo: New Line Cinema)

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