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Top 10 Animated TV Shows Based on Live Action TV Shows

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    1Star Trek: The Animated Series
  • 2Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972-1985) suggested byIdle Primate
    *not based on per se, but Cosby was a fixture of television by that time for both scripted tv and variety.
  • 3The Addams Family (1973) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 4The Robonic Stooges (1977%u20131978) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 5The Brady Kids (1972-1973) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 6My Favorite Martians (1973) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 7The New Three Stooges (1965%u20131966) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 8The Abbott and Costello Cartoon Show (1967) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 9The Little Rascals (1982) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 10The Hardy Boys (1979) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 11Gilligan's Planet (1982) suggested byIdle Primate
    Exactly what it sounds like. The Professor builds a spaceship to get the gang off the island and succeeds, sort of. . .yup, they hurtle off into space and get shipwrecked on an alien planet. These guys just can't catch a break.
  • 12(The Fonz and the Happy Days Gang (1980) suggested byIdle Primate
    This series featured an anthropomorphic talking dog, a girl from the future, a time machine and the premise of being lost in time. So, obviously it is narrated by Wolfman Jack.
  • 13Laverne & Shirley in the Army (1981) suggested byIdle Primate
    . . .oh, and the girls' superior in the army is a pig named Sgt. Squealy. That's not a metaphor, by the way, he's a pig, like with a corkscrew tail.
    Fonzie must have found his way back through time, because he and the talking dog join the young ladies in the army, because of course they do.
  • 14Alf: The Animated Series (1987 to 1989) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 15Alf Tales (1988 to 1989) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 16It's Punky Brewster (1986) suggested byIdle Primate
  • 17Partridge Family 2200. A.D. suggested byIdle Primate
    why, look at that, another 70s tv show that through the magic of cheap animation took on a science fiction dimension.
  • 18Tabitha and Adam and the Clown Family suggested byIdle Primate
    spun off of Bewitched(64-72) in 1972
  • 19The Alan Brady Show (2003) suggested byIdle Primate
    The Alan Brady Show was a fictitious tv series, a show-within-a-show, produced by the character that titular Dick Van Dyke played in The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961-1966). This very late spin off from 2003 utilized voices of original cast members, Van Dyke, Carl Reiner, and Rose Marie. Reiner and VanDyke are still with us today, aged 98 and 94, resp
  • 20The Dukes (1983 to 1984) suggested byIdle Primate
    from The Dukes of Hazzard, The animated series featured all the characters from the originating series.
  • 21The Simpsons (1989 to present) suggested byIdle Primate
    birthed by The Tracey Ullman Show (1987 to 1990)
  • 22Tales from the Cryptkeeper (1993 to 1997) suggested byIdle Primate
    Four years is a respectable run for an animated spin-off. Tales From The Crypt itself ran for 7 seasons from 1989 to 1996.
  • 23The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974-1975) suggested byIdle Primate

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