7 Times TV Pilots Were Released as Movies

It’s commonplace to watch movies at home on our TV screens. But how many times have you watched a TV show in a movie theater?  Though not very common, it’s not unheard of for a television pilot to be released as a full-length motion picture.

Superman & the Mole Men (1951)

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Starring George Reeves, this feature film was the pilot for The Adventures of Superman, which ran for 6 seasons (106 episodes).

The Scarface Mob (1959)

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The pilot for The Untouchables, which ran for 4 seasons (120 episodes) on ABC, was edited into this theatrical release.

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