Hollywood is always looking to capitalize on success if it means making more money. Why else do you think Disney keeps coming out with all these live-action versions of their best animated films? Well, reimagining a tried-and-true classic isn’t new in the entertainment industry. It’s common to see bigwigs try and take the namesake of a successful film and turn it into a television series.
Some shows like Fame, M*A*S*H, and Buffy The Vampire Slayer were even better than the movies. Others…not so much. See if you remember any of these short-lived television series. Don’t worry, we won’t blame you if you forgot about these terrible shows. They deserve to be stricken from our memory.
Dirty Dancing (1988)
The series basically followed the exact same plot as the film Dirty Dancing, but with some slight changes and B-List actors. The show was destined to fail as soon as they decided to return to the start of the summer of 1963.
Since Baby was still going to attend school in the fall, there was no clear direction about what would happen to the series at the end of the summer. Not surprisingly, the television adaptation didn’t even last a full season.