23 Times They Spunoff TV Shows Into Books

We all know plenty of books that became television shows, because often times the written word translates well for screen. However, there are times when the opposite happened; when someone thought it would be a good idea to make a book out a TV show. We at Kindle Addicts will never knock one’s choice of reading material, as long as people are reading, but that doesn’t mean certain stories don’t translate as well in print as they did on screen.

When a book is not only rare, but depreciates in value over the years, you know you have a clunker.

47 Times They Spunoff TV Shows Into Books




1. The Brady Bunch

The Brady Bunch had several forays into the world of the written world. For example:

There was the time they fancied themselves detectives in the big city:

The Brady Bunch- The New York Mystery

and the time they had an awesome adventure at sea:

The Brady Bunch- Adventure on the High Seas

Those Brady’s solve more mysteries than Shaggy and Scooby. Too bad they can’t solve the mystery of the missing toilet.

The Brady Bunch- The Mystery of Treasure Island

 


 

2. The Dukes of Hazzard

They’ve gone racin’ y’all. Let’s hope they don’t cross the county line or Boss Hogg will be all over them!

The Dukes of Hazard Gone Racin'


3. Happy Days

That’s what Fonzie does. He drops in. Without knocking.

Fonzie Drops In

 


 

4. The Partridge Family

Oh dear. This can’t be good.

The Patridge Family #5 Terror by Night

Before Kiss met the Phantom of the Park the Partridges had their own run in with a phantom.

The Patridge Family- The Phantom of the Rock Concert

The TV version of the Partridge Family would have been a lot cooler with plots lines like this:

The Partridge Family the Ghost of Graveyard Hill

Oh, thank goodness. Maybe he’ll stop being so cranky all the time now.

The Partridge Family Love comes to keith Partridge


5. Laverne & Shirley

They did it their way.

Laverne & Shirley Teamwork


 

6. Charles in Charge

Charles in Charge Again

Is anyone else surprised this wasn’t an international bestseller?

 


 

7. Saved by the Bell

Surf's Up Saved by the Bell

Too bad no one could save Screech from himself.





 

8. Married With Children

Married With Children Comic #1

A “Married With Children” comic? Now I really am intrigued.


 

9. Room 222

Room 222 Book

Uh, oh! Mr. Dixon does not approve.


 

10. Starsky & Hutch

Why this book has absolutely no customer reviews is a real head scratcher.

Starsky & Hutch Book


 

11. The Bionic Woman

The Bionic Woman Book

Run, Jamie, Run!!


 

12. Welcome Back Kotter

Welcome Back Kotter Book 1 Welcome Back Kotter Book 2

Sweathogs leave a trail.


 

13. Full House

Full House The Super Duper Sleepover

Michelle Tanner must not be upstaged.


 

14. The Mod Squad

Modsquad book 1 Modsquad book 2

Even reluctant cops have books.


 

15. The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

Courtship of Eddie's Father book

People let me tell you ’bout my best friend…


 

16. Get Smart

Get Smart Missed it By that much

Currently out of stock. Missed it by that much!


 

17. Mork & Mindy

Mork and Mindy book

Nanoo Nanoo doesn’t have the same cache in print.


 

18. The Munsters

The Munsters Book

What did they do to deserve a freak like Marilyn?


19. MacGyver

macguyver book

He can fix anything.


 

20. Beverly Hills, 90210

90210 -1 90210-2 90210-3

Brenda wasn’t as much of a problem this way.


 

21. Family Affair

Family Affair Book

Mrs. Peabody wasn’t their only merchandise.


 

22. Police Woman

Police Woman book

Quite the racy title for a mid-70’s ear spinoff book.


 

23. Homeland

Who knew?

Homeland book 1 Homeland book 2


 

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