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