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There was a time in the 1970s and 1980s when the TV mini series was the go-to form for blockbuster network programming. Often used as a way to adapt best-selling novels into TV films, the mini series offered an alternative format for a subject that was too big to fit into the framework of a feature film and yet closed-ended, as opposed to the subject matter of an episodic series that could, theoretically, go on forever.

Among the most popular early mini series were ratings giants base on novels such as Alex Haley's "Roots," James Michener's "Centennial," Larry McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove," Colleen McCullough's "The Thorn Birds," and James Clavell's "Shogun," the latter two of which starred mini series favorite Richard Chamberlain.

Many modern mini series are still based on novels, but the nonfiction mini series has become a popular form, too; Neil deGrasse Tyson's 2014 reboot of Carl Sagan's 1980 "Cosmos" mini series is an example. The relatively short seasons of contemporary episodic series, as compared to series seasons of two or more decades ago, also tends to blur the line between true mini series and episodic series that end after a few dozen episodes.

    The Challenge
    The Challenge
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
    The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
    The Bobby Brown Story
    The Bobby Brown Story
    Lonesome Dove
    Lonesome Dove
    The Stand
    The Stand
    What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?
    What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?
    American Soul
    American Soul
    The Pillars Of The Earth
    The Pillars Of The Earth
    The Undoing
    The Undoing
    The World Wars
    The World Wars
    Chernobyl
    Chernobyl
    Washington
    Washington
    Band of Brothers
    Band of Brothers
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    The Cry
    The Cry
    Kids Baking Championship
    Kids Baking Championship
    The Purge
    The Purge
    When They See Us
    When They See Us
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Mystery Road
    Mystery Road
    Laurel Canyon
    Laurel Canyon
    The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
    The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
    Drugs, Inc.
    Drugs, Inc.
    Dragons: Race to the Edge
    Dragons: Race to the Edge
    The Queen's Gambit
    The Queen's Gambit
    Texas Rising
    Texas Rising
    Roots (2016 Miniseries)
    Roots (2016 Miniseries)
    Masha and the Bear
    Masha and the Bear
    Mankind: The Story of All of Us
    Mankind: The Story of All of Us
    Lost Gold of World War II
    Lost Gold of World War II
    Little Fires Everywhere
    Little Fires Everywhere
    Hatfields & McCoys
    Hatfields & McCoys
    Looking for Alaska
    Looking for Alaska
    Scarlett
    Scarlett
    The Titanic
    The Titanic
    Centennial
    Centennial
    Alice
    Alice
    David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
    David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef
    Watchmen
    Watchmen
    TUT
    TUT
    Good Omens
    Good Omens
    Formula 1: Drive to Survive
    Formula 1: Drive to Survive
    Country Music
    Country Music
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Surviving R. Kelly
    Surviving R. Kelly
    Mighty Planes
    Mighty Planes
    The Night Of
    The Night Of
    Death Row Chronicles
    Death Row Chronicles
    Wolf Hall
    Wolf Hall
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Waco
    Waco
    The Kennedys
    The Kennedys
    Back
    Back
    Behind Her Eyes
    Behind Her Eyes
    Generation Kill
    Generation Kill
    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
    The Holy Family
    The Holy Family
    Innocent
    Innocent
    Miracle Workers
    Miracle Workers
    Castlevania
    Castlevania
    War of the Worlds
    War of the Worlds
    Unmasking A Killer
    Unmasking A Killer
    Liar
    Liar
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Bonnie and Clyde
    The Outsider
    The Outsider
    The American Revolution
    The American Revolution
    The Jinx
    The Jinx
    The Split
    The Split
    Sons of Liberty
    Sons of Liberty
    Women in Prison
    Women in Prison
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Dynasties
    Dynasties
    Undercover
    Undercover
    The Long Road Home
    The Long Road Home
    Epic Yellowstone
    Epic Yellowstone
    Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
    Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers
    Hip-Hop Evolution
    Hip-Hop Evolution
    Charite
    Charite
    Wild Wild Country
    Wild Wild Country
    The Hot Zone
    The Hot Zone
    The Prisoner
    The Prisoner
    The Dovekeepers
    The Dovekeepers
    Years and Years
    Years and Years
    The Case Against Adnan Syed
    The Case Against Adnan Syed
    Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
    Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation
    Ordeal by Innocence
    Ordeal by Innocence
    American Dynasties: The Kennedys
    American Dynasties: The Kennedys
    Butterfly
    Butterfly
    The Phantom
    The Phantom
    A Very English Scandal
    A Very English Scandal
    Reply 1988
    Reply 1988
    Taboo
    Taboo
    Man in an Orange Shirt
    Man in an Orange Shirt
    The Making of The Mob
    The Making of The Mob
    The 10th Kingdom
    The 10th Kingdom
    Dead North
    Dead North
    Orangutan Island
    Orangutan Island
    Delhi Crime
    Delhi Crime