Hollywood really likes trying to recapture the success of things that have worked before, especially when it's movies and TV shows. These 12 movies tried to bring back old TV franchises to a new generation, and pretty much all of them failed miserably.
The Monkees were best-known for cheesy pop songs, so it was kind of a shock when the movie made about them was one giant psychedelic trip of a weird movie.
The Gong Show Movie (1980)
Would you ever want to watch an entire, feature-length film on the behind-the-scenes antics of a game show you might watch every once in a while? Yeah, neither did audiences in 1980.
This movie took a different approach than many and became a parody of the original show it was based on, taking the adventures of dry-as-dirt cop Joe Friday and turning it into a comedy starring Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks. This one's actually not half bad!
The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
The original Beverly Hillbillies TV show focused on how the moral, old-time ways of the Clampett family were sometimes more sophisticated than the rich suburbanites they lived with. This remake was just a bunch of jokes about rednecks. Skip it.
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)
A remake of a cop-based sitcom from the 60s, the movie languished in development hell for years after its original studio went bankrupt. It was finally released in 1994, and was a total flop.