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Not many TV shows make it to the silver screen but some were so iconic that fans wanted a big screen version of their favourite programme. From 'Star Trek' and 'The Simpsons', to 'Sex And The City' and 'Entourage', check out the best TV to cinema conversions...
The classic '60s and '70s TV show, 'Dad's Army' is getting its silver screen début next year. The popular British series was set during WWII and based on the mishaps and mayhem of the Home Guard Platoon of the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea. Director, Oliver Parker hasn't left anything to chance with a cast, which includes Catherine Zeta‑Jones, Toby Jones, Bill Nighy and Michael Gambon. The hilarious trailer has already reported for duty. Watch it now... Picture: Dad's Army
The very first episode of the original 'Star Trek' TV show was in 1966 and since then there's been four other spin-off TV shows and 12 films. The 13th movie starring the new reboot cast led by Chris Pine has just started filming and the actor has reportedly been signed for a 14th film as well. Phew! However, 'Star Trek''s first big screen debut came in 1979 and saw Admiral Kirk (William Shatner) reclaim his former ship, the USS Enterprise to confront an alien spacecraft heading for Earth.
We couldn't count down the biggest TV to film conversions without including 'Sex And The City'. After 6 glamorous seasons fans were screaming for more and in 2008 they got their wish when the '90s TV show got a big screen debut, which saw Carrie FINALLY marry Mr Big. 2010 saw the girls take on Abu Dhabi in a sequel so, here's hoping for a third instalment.
'80s TV show '21 Jump Street' saw Johnny Depp and co return to high school as undercover cops to combat crimes in school but in 2012 the hit show got a Hollywood makeover starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. The pair went back to high school to bust a student drug ring and in the process learned that high school has changed A LOT. A sequel, '22 Jump Street' where the duo went undercover at a university hit cinemas two years later and a third film has recently been confirmed.
'Charlie's Angels' were the crime-fighting trio of the '70s with Kate Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Jaclyn Smith playing the beautiful but deadly private eyes. 2000 saw the detectives get a makeover (and at the same time hit the silver screen) with Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore and Lucy Liu playing the Hollywood heroines. 3 years later they returned for a sequel in 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle'. Picture: Press
'The Simpsons' started in 1989 and is still going strong so we can't believe it took until 2007 for a its big screen debut. 'The Simpsons Movie' sees Homer accidentally pollute Springfield's water supply, which leads to the EPA encasing the town in a giant dome. When everyone starts to blame the Simpsons for all their problems, the family has to go on the run.
'Miami Vice' was an '80s TV show, which starred Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas as two vice squad detectives who took on Florida's drug world for 5 seasons. In 2006 Hollywood decided a big screen remake was in order and Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx starred at the cops who go undercover to fight drug trafficking and get their personal and professional lives irrecoverably tangled. Picture: Facebook
Sci-fi TV show, 'The X-Files' ran for an amazing 9 seasons from 1993 to 2002 as FBI agents, Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) investigated the unexplainable. In 1998 it had it's big screen debut where the duo had to fight a government conspiracy to find out the truth about an alien colonization of Earth. 2008 saw a sequel, 'The X Files: I Want to Believe' hit cinemas and now a new TV show is in development.
'Entourage' sees Adrian Grenier play Hollywood film star, Vincent Chase who navigates the vapid terrain of LA with his brother, friends and agent. After 8 seasons and a Golden Globe win fans saw their favourite TV show hit the silver screen with the 'Entourage' movie in 2015. In his big screen debut Vincent is trying his hand at directing and everything is riding on the success of his next project.
Remember 'Scooby-Doo'? The kids TV show started in the '70s and since then there's been many different spin-offs but it finally got a live-action film debut in 2002, starring Matthew Lillard, Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar and Linda Cardellini. After the crime-fighting group breaks up they are all sneakily summoned to an island resort where strange things are happening. Picture: Press
'Veronica Mars' may have only run for 3 seasons but when it was cancelled the fans we're so eager for a film that they paid for it themselves via Kickstarter. The story of a high school student/private investigator got its big screen debut in 2014 with most of the cast returning including leading lady, Kristen Bell for a whole new story. Picture: press