10 Best TV Shows Based on Books Movies to Watch

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Ray Romano and Chris O'Dowd (Bridesmaids) star in this dark comedy-thriller about a gangster who attempts a career as a Hollywood producer. It’s based on the novel that the 1995 John Travolta and Danny DeVito movie by the same name was also based on *catches breath*.

There is something undeniably funny about people in crime who try to reform themselves in Hollywood, the same thing that Bill Hader perfected in Barry. The switch from real to fake and back is equally as well-executed in Get Shorty.

Genre: Thriller

Actor: Carolyn Dodd, Chris O'Dowd, Chris O'Dowd, Goya Robles, Lidia Porto, Lucy Walters, Megan Stevenson, Ray Romano, Sean Bridgers

Director: Allen Coulter, Emin Hüseynov

Rating: TV-MA

Doctor Foster, but this, unfortunately, isn’t it. 

Genre: Drama, Mystery

Actor: Ashley Benson, Claire Rushbrook, Eric Balfour, Jenna Coleman, Jonathan Keltz, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Morgana Van Peebles, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Talia Balsam

Rating: TV-MA