Recently, you might have heard a bit in the forests of the internets that Downton Abbey, the popular BBC drama about an upper-crust British family in the 1920’s, might become a stage show. Granted, the specifics of said production have flip-flopped between it being an arena show or a theater production, but regardless it is something that will, in its basic form, be a musical. And thus, the question must be asked, what other TV shows should be translated to the stage? Though there will be disagreements, here are some series that deserve to get the musical treatment.
We all have our lists of shows we wish had lasted longer. Sometimes they’re shows that were cancelled before all the episodes even aired, and sometimes they’re shows that ran for three magical seasons and were just hitting their stride when the cut happened. For this list I’ve specifically picked shows that were cancelled after one season, that I wish could have gone on longer. Come, share in my sadness!