Television networks have developed quite the skill in adapting silver screen plots to shows and musicals for the small screen and viceversa.
This year alone, ABC and Fox announced musical remakes of Dirty Dancing and Grease respectively and CBS ordered a full season of Limitless, a show based on a movie of the same name starring Bradley Cooper.
Below we compare the actors that played the same character on television and film.
While the television adaptation of Ron Howard's family dramedy was not as literal as some other remakes, both the film and the television show revolved around a patriarch figure, played by Steve Martin in film and Craig T. Nelson on television.
Bradley Cooper reprises his role as Edward "Eddie" Morra in a few episodes of the CBS show based on his 2011 film. The series stars Jake McDorman as Brian Finch, who receives the brain-enhancing drug NZT from Morra in exchange for his help.
The beloved '60s sitcom featuring Elizabeth Montgomery as the witch Samantha Stephens was re-imagined as a feature film in 2005 starring Nicole Kidman.
The beloved teen comedy from 1986 was adapted for television four years later featuring Charlie Schlatter as Matthew Broderick's Ferris Bueller and Jennifer Aniston as Jennifer Grey's Jeannie Bueller.
Alicia Silverstone's Cher Horowitz was personified by Rachel Blanchard in the ABC remake.
Lindsey Shaw played Julia Stiles' character Katerina "Kat" Stratford on ABC Family's short-lived television series.