25 Best Movie-to-TV Adaptations

A League of Their Own

The 1992 movie A League of Their Own tells the fictionalized story of the very real All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. This entity was formed during World War II. While the movie is an absolute classic, there was plenty of story left to tell about these groundbreaking women.

CBS tried to continue that story back in 1993, with a direct sequel to the movie in the form of a sitcom. Unfortunately it was canceled before it aired six episodes.

Now, almost 20 years later Amazon is releasing its own series, one that amazingly lives up to the high standard set by Director Penny Marshall’s film. Equally as charming and funny, the hour-long comedy expands the scope of subject matter to include the stories of LGBT women and women of color. Fans of the original film and excellent television should ignore the complainers crying “woke” and check this series out.

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