Why Haven't More Brat Pack Movies Been Made Into TV Shows?

The idea of adapting St. Elmo's Fire into an hour-long dramedy series makes us think two things: 1. Thank God it wasn't another Joel Schumacher film, like 8mm or Batman Forever. (Although a Lost Boys TV series would be amazing). 2. As good as it is, could there be a more generic movie to turn into a TV show? Half a dozen friends hanging out in a bar/restaurant? We can think of three shows like that off the top of our heads... although it's probably not a bad thing to want to re-capture the magic of a Friends or a How I Met Your Mother. Because you know every TV executive in Hollywood is doing the same thing, we dug deep and came up with eight other "Brat Pack" films (meaning films containing cast members of either Saint Elmo's Fire or The Breakfast Club) that are undoubtedly being considered for the small-screen treatment.

Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

by DeAnn Welker July 21, 2008 12:33 pm
Roeper To Depart "At The Movies"

Richard Roeper announced Sunday that he will be leaving At the Movies With Ebert & Roeper after eight years, after failing to reach a contract with Disney-ABC for a ninth season. For Roeper, it hasn't been the same since co-host Roger Ebert became sick and was unable to be on the show for most of the past two seasons.

Why the <i>Reality Bites</i> TV Show is a Bad Idea: A Plea from a <i>Reality Bites</i> Fan

Hello, you've reached the winter of my discontent. That's because, for some unfathomable reason, Ben Stiller has decided to turn his great post-college coming-of-age comedy from 1994 (sorry, Singles, this is the far-superior flick) and turn it into a television series for NBC.

Today's TWoP News: Friday, June 8, 2012

by Samantha Rullo June 8, 2012 2:17 pm
Today's TWoP News: Friday, June 8, 2012

Your favorite TV doctor is back, and no, it's not the mean one with the cane.

One Life to Live Ends on a High Note: With a MWoP Shout-Out

by Ethan Alter January 13, 2012 3:32 pm
<i>One Life to Live</i> Ends on a High Note: With a MWoP Shout-Out

Here's one more reason to miss ABC's One Life to Live, which airs its last episode today after a nearly 44-year run: they pay attention to TWoP's reviews! On yesterday's penultimate installment, the OLTL writers gave a shout-out to a certain website known as "Movies Without Sympathy," which lambasted David Vickers Buchanan's (played by Tuc Watkins) latest acting effort, entitled The Boy with the Chipmunk Tattoo.

I’m A Celebrity: Officially Out of Ideas?

by Angel Cohn June 18, 2009 1:20 pm
<I>I’m A Celebrity</I>: Officially Out of Ideas?

I am seriously thankful that there is only one more week of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here left, because these are the most boring human beings on the face of the planet and I just can't take it anymore. Everything is just so freaking dull that it makes me want to cry. There is nothing more tedious than watching people complain about how there's nothing to do around camp. Watching John Salley wake people up is not compelling television. Seeing endless conversations about how they all like each other and are a family is not good, either. Being forced to believe that Sanjaya and Holly have a budding romance is ridiculous, though that's less ridiculous than everyone speculating on why John and Patti are fast friends. And seeing the celebs find little things to nitpick about is irritating. Even Big Brother usually eliminates a lot of the boring conversations about pet peeves, and the people on that show have the good sense to hate each other, or stir up fights, in order to keep people at home from falling asleep. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that the challenges, which are actually cool, are too few and far-between.

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