TV shows are drawing from new source material. A number of TV shows are taking their cues from popular book series.
The trend became popular a few years ago and it isn’t stopping anytime soon. Here is a list of books made into TV shows.
1. First up is True Blood which is based on the The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. The show premiered in 2008 and is still going strong. HBO annouced in summer of 2011 that True Blood was renewed for a fifth season which will air summer 2012.
Many loyal fans will notice the difference between the novels and the TV series about vampire among other things, however both the books and the TV series have their good points. While there might be a lot of differences between the two both of them are worthy of your enjoyment. Find the books in a store in Rancho Cucamonga by going to Barnes & Noble, check online here to make sure there is a copy in store.
2. Another vampire show is The Vampire Diaries on the CW which is currently in its third season. The young adult books, written by L.J. Smith, are only a loose basis for the show. There are many things that have changed in the TV series. You should be able to find the books at Barnes & Noble, but check online here first to make sure the books are in stock.
3. On September 15, 2011, The CW preimered another show based on one of L.J. Smith’s novel: The Secret Circle. The show will have 22 episodes the first season. Find the books in Rancho Cucamonga here.
4. The trend of young adult novels made into tv shows was seen in the show The Nine Lives of Chloe King, about a girl who learns she has cat powers. The show was short lived– one season that you can now watch on Netflix. The series was based on the books by the same name by Liz Braswell. Find the books in a store in Rancho Cucamonga here.
5. Now in its fifth season is Gossip Girl, another teen drama (this time with no fantasy or vampires). The series is based on the Gossip Girl series by Cecily von Ziegesar. Find the books in Rancho Cucamonga here.
6. Pretty Little Liars premiered on ABC Family on June 8, 2010. It is a teen drama television series based on the popular novels by Sara Shepard. Find the books in a store in Rancho Cucamonga by going to Barnes & Noble, check online here to make sure there is a book in stock still.
7. Dexter is a televison drama that centers on the life of Dexter Morgan, who works as a bloodspatter analyst for the Miami Metro Police Department and also works as a serial killer. The series is in its sixth season. The first season was based on Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay, but the other seasons are not based on the Dexter book series. Find the books in a store near you here.
8. While The Walking Dead is a horror television series that is not based on a novel, it is based on the comic book series, The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard. The television series tells the story of the survivors of a zombie apocalypse. Find the comics here.
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