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Mini-Series TV Shows


About Mini-Series

There was a time in the 1970s and 1980s when the TV mini series was the go-to form for blockbuster network programming. Often used as a way to adapt best-selling novels into TV films, the mini series offered an alternative format for a subject that was too big to fit into the framework of a feature film and yet closed-ended, as opposed to the subject matter of an episodic series that could, theoretically, go on forever.

Among the most popular early mini series were ratings giants base on novels such as Alex Haley's "Roots," James Michener's "Centennial," Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," Colleen McCullough's "The Thorn Birds," and James Clavell's "Shogun," the latter two of which starred mini series favorite Richard Chamberlain.

Many modern mini series are still based on novels, but the nonfiction mini series has become a popular form, too; Neil deGrasse Tyson's 2014 reboot of Carl Sagan's 1980 "Cosmos" mini series is an example. The relatively short seasons of contemporary episodic series, as compared to series seasons of two or more decades ago, also tends to blur the line between true mini series and episodic series that end after a few dozen episodes.

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The Tudors
The Tudors
The Challenge
The Challenge
The 2000s
The 2000s
Innocent
Innocent
Evil Genius
Evil Genius
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
A Very English Scandal
A Very English Scandal
Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers
Kids Baking Championship
Kids Baking Championship
The Split
The Split
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Dead North
Dead North
TUT
TUT
Death Row Chronicles
Death Row Chronicles
Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery
Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery
Drugs, Inc.
Drugs, Inc.
Generation Kill
Generation Kill
The Kennedys
The Kennedys
Wolf Hall
Wolf Hall
Scarlett
Scarlett
Castlevania
Castlevania
Roots (2016 Miniseries)
Roots (2016 Miniseries)
The Night Of
The Night Of
Wild Wild Country
Wild Wild Country
Back
Back
The Durrells
The Durrells
Cultureshock
Cultureshock
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Texas Rising
Texas Rising
The Jinx
The Jinx
Man in an Orange Shirt
Man in an Orange Shirt
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway
The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway
Waco
Waco
The Prisoner
The Prisoner
The Case of: Caylee Anthony
The Case of: Caylee Anthony
Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Unmasking A Killer
Unmasking A Killer
Taboo
Taboo
Arabian Nights
Arabian Nights
Dinotopia
Dinotopia
Edward and Mrs Simpson
Edward and Mrs Simpson
Liar
Liar
Death Comes to Pemberley
Death Comes to Pemberley
Citizen Rose
Citizen Rose
The 10th Kingdom
The 10th Kingdom
Centennial
Centennial
Murdoch Mysteries: The Movies
Murdoch Mysteries: The Movies
MAR
MAR
Rugged Justice
Rugged Justice
The World Wars
The World Wars
Road to 9/11
Road to 9/11
Wormwood
Wormwood
Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography
Elizabeth Smart: Autobiography
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Picnic at Hanging Rock
Appropriate Adult
Appropriate Adult
Tesla's Death Ray: A Murder Declassified
Tesla's Death Ray: A Murder Declassified
Earthsea
Earthsea
Yellowstone Live
Yellowstone Live
Witness
Witness
The Guilty
The Guilty
Biblical Conspiracies
Biblical Conspiracies
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge
A Young Doctor's Notebook
A Young Doctor's Notebook
Alice
Alice
Lonesome Dove
Lonesome Dove
The Winds of War
The Winds of War
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Women in Prison
Women in Prison
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks
The Making of The Mob
The Making of The Mob
American Dynasties: The Kennedys
American Dynasties: The Kennedys
Ill Behaviour
Ill Behaviour
Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty
The Pillars Of The Earth
The Pillars Of The Earth
Prison Women
Prison Women
A.D. Kingdom and Empire
A.D. Kingdom and Empire
Hatfields & McCoys
Hatfields & McCoys
All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys
All or Nothing: The Dallas Cowboys
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
Undercover
Undercover
An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase
An American Murder Mystery: The Staircase
AMO
AMO
Impact
Impact
The Stand
The Stand
All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines
Empire
Empire
It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards
It Was Him: The Many Murders of Ed Edwards
The Same Sky
The Same Sky
The Long Road Home
The Long Road Home
The Titanic
The Titanic
The Grizzly Man Diaries
The Grizzly Man Diaries
Godless
Godless
Wonders of Mexico
Wonders of Mexico
The Great American Read
The Great American Read
The Starter Wife
The Starter Wife
Hjordis
Hjordis
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling
Charite
Charite
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo
Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo