Can you match the movie to the TV show it inspired?

Some hit series began on the big screen.

Movie adaptations — they're nothing new. Hollywood has been recycling ideas for decades. 

Need proof? The movies below later became hit TV shows. Several characters you know and love from the small screen got their start on the big screen, from detectives to doctors.

Put your TV trivia skills to the test and see if you can match the movie image to the correct TV show it inspired. Popcorn not included. Good luck!
  1. This 1970 military comedy became a television classic.
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  2. Roddy McDowall played the young boy in this 1943 canine classic. It became what TV series?
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  3. Sandra Dee starred in the 1959 teen comedy that turned into a successful sitcom.
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  4. Martin Scorsese directed this 1974 film. It was adapted into a smash sitcom that ran for nine seasons.
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  5. Hey, it's Chuck Connors, the Rifleman! But he's on a boat in this 1963 movie. It later became a TV show.
    Image: The Everett Collection
  6. The flick 'Moonrunners' was adapted into a show called…?
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  7. Bobby Van starred as the title character in this 1953 comedy. The character later lived on television in…?
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  8. Clint Eastwood played a rural cop in the big city in 'Coogan's Bluff.' It was later adapted into a TV show. Which one?
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  9. This is what this iconic character looked like in the 1936 film 'The Case of the Velvet Claws.'
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  10. TV legend Roy Huggins wrote this 1948 screenplay, 'I Love Trouble.' He later brought back the character in one of his TV shows. Which one?
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  11. Finally, this character first appeared onscreen in the 1948 film 'Sitting Pretty.'
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Can you match the movie to the TV show it inspired?

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ndebrabant 1 month ago
You got 10 out of 11
You'd recognize those characters anywhere… even in black & white movies from decades earlier
DouglasMorris 1 month ago
9/11! missed numbers 10 and 11. the last two did me in.
DarioWiter 1 month ago
A PERFECT 11!!!!! 👌👌👌👌👌 👍👍👍👍👍 😁😁😁😁😁
DaveBunzel 12 months ago
The movie was titled MASH. The asterisks were in the TV show only. As you're asking about the movie, the former is correct and your answer isn't.
WyattJames 15 months ago

You got 11 out of 11
You'd recognize those characters anywhere… even in black & white movies from decades earlier.
rycki1138 15 months ago
11 out of 11
You'd recognize those characters anywhere… even in black & white movies from decades earlier.
WILD 15 months ago
You got 10 out of 11
You'd recognize those characters anywhere… even in black & white movies from decades earlier.
Mr. Belvedere? (never watched it, not even 1 second of it) I had no idea that it was based on a movie that I never heard of. Got that ONE wrong.
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