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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.

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    The Bobby Brown Story

    The Tudors

    The Tudors

    Lonesome Dove

    Lonesome Dove

    Death Row Chronicles

    Death Row Chronicles

    The Challenge

    The Challenge

    Hatfields & McCoys

    Hatfields & McCoys

    What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?

    What's Wrong with Secretary Kim?

    The Pillars Of The Earth

    The Pillars Of The Earth

    American Soul

    American Soul

    Escape at Dannemora

    Escape at Dannemora

    Mickey Mouse

    Mickey Mouse

    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men

    Band of Brothers

    Band of Brothers

    Masha and the Bear

    Masha and the Bear

    Chernobyl

    Chernobyl

    Dragons: Race to the Edge

    Dragons: Race to the Edge

    Laurel Canyon

    Laurel Canyon

    Punk

    Punk

    Shut Up and Dribble

    Shut Up and Dribble

    Little Fires Everywhere

    Little Fires Everywhere

    Watchmen

    Watchmen

    When They See Us

    When They See Us

    Scarlett

    Scarlett

    Delhi Crime

    Delhi Crime

    The Purge

    The Purge

    Roots (2016 Miniseries)

    Roots (2016 Miniseries)

    Yeh Meri Family

    Yeh Meri Family

    Kids Baking Championship

    Kids Baking Championship

    Country Music

    Country Music

    Good Omens

    Good Omens

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Signed, Sealed, Delivered

    Lost Gold of World War II

    Lost Gold of World War II

    Little Things

    Little Things

    The Long Road Home

    The Long Road Home

    The Night Of

    The Night Of

    Castlevania

    Castlevania

    Alice

    Alice

    Women

    Women

    Leavenworth

    Leavenworth

    Drugs, Inc.

    Drugs, Inc.

    Appropriate Adult

    Appropriate Adult

    The Split

    The Split

    Wolf Hall

    Wolf Hall

    The Outsider

    The Outsider

    Evil Genius

    Evil Genius

    TUT

    TUT

    The Jinx

    The Jinx

    Empire

    Empire

    Surviving R. Kelly

    Surviving R. Kelly

    The Durrells

    The Durrells

    Generation Kill

    Generation Kill

    The Phantom

    The Phantom

    Liar

    Liar

    Death Comes to Pemberley

    Death Comes to Pemberley

    Wild Wild Country

    Wild Wild Country

    The Kennedys

    The Kennedys

    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros

    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros

    Mystery Road

    Mystery Road

    Ramayan

    Ramayan

    Innocent

    Innocent

    The Case Against Adnan Syed

    The Case Against Adnan Syed

    Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation

    Unidentified: Inside America's UFO Investigation

    The Holy Family

    The Holy Family

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Bonnie and Clyde

    Hip-Hop Evolution

    Hip-Hop Evolution

    The American Revolution

    The American Revolution

    Back

    Back

    Arabian Nights

    Arabian Nights

    Miracle Workers

    Miracle Workers

    Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers

    Jeremy Wade's Mighty Rivers

    Man in an Orange Shirt

    Man in an Orange Shirt

    AMO

    AMO

    Waco

    Waco

    Sons of Liberty

    Sons of Liberty

    Road to 9/11

    Road to 9/11

    Rosemary's Baby

    Rosemary's Baby

    A Very English Scandal

    A Very English Scandal

    The Cry

    The Cry

    Comanche Moon

    Comanche Moon

    Dynasties

    Dynasties

    Unbelievable

    Unbelievable

    Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

    Ms. Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

    Ordeal by Innocence

    Ordeal by Innocence

    The Red Tent

    The Red Tent

    Hopelessly in Love

    Hopelessly in Love

    The Women of Brewster Place

    The Women of Brewster Place

    Taboo

    Taboo

    The 2000s

    The 2000s

    Our Boys

    Our Boys

    Alias Grace

    Alias Grace

    Charite

    Charite

    Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery

    Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery

    10.5

    10.5

    Women in Prison

    Women in Prison

    A Young Doctor's Notebook

    A Young Doctor's Notebook

    Gunpowder

    Gunpowder

    Washington

    Washington

    The Mind, Explained

    The Mind, Explained

    The Making of The Mob

    The Making of The Mob

    Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story

    Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story