It's common for TV shows to veer into films. "Star Trek" had several films as part of its franchise. "Charlie's Angels" had two reboot films. What's less common is films being rebooted on television. With a few exceptions such as "Buffy, the Vampire Slayer", most films don't venture onto the small screen.

The past couple of TV seasons the trend has increased. More and more films are making their way onto TV. Both moderate and successful films have been picked up. Is this trend really working? Or is this a way of filling a lack of ideas?

Last season furthered the trend with horror and action series

Previous seasons have adapted action and horror films such as "Minority Report", "Limitless", and "Scream". Of these, two were canceled and one has yet to be renewed. "Limitless" TVreboot had decent ratings, but "CBS" put an end to the show after it hadn't connected to the audience. "Minority Report" was a campy take on the Tom Cruise film, but the show failed to impress. The reboottrend was quickly shortened then canceled. "MTV" took on the horror film franchise "Scream" for a show of the same name.

It hasn't been renewed for a season three, but "MTV" has announced a Halloween special.

The film trend continues with several new and upcoming projects

The 2016-17 season has upped the film reboots by adding "Lethal Weapon" to its lineup. Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford carry on the film roles, adding heart to the buddy cop show. The show premiered September 21 on FOX. The FOX network has also a reboot horror film "The Exorcist" into a television show starring Geena Davis.

It premiered September 23.

Several other film reboot projects have been eyed. Among these is "Galaxy Quest" which was picked up by Amazon, but production was halted after the passing of Alan Rickman. The trend continues with other filmsset to hit the small screen includes "Friday the 13th" by the CW, "Ghost" by Paramount, "Hitch" by FOX with Will Smith attached, "The Illusionist" by the CW, "A Series of Unfortunate Events" by Netflix, "The Lost Boys" by the CW, "Problem Child" by NBC, and "She's Gotta Have it" by Netflix.

Several others are in the works.

With the film reboots often getting canceled is converting more to the small screen the right decision? How do you feel about this trend?

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