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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 Bobby Brown Story
    The Bobby Brown Story
    The Tudors
    The Tudors
    The Challenge
    The Challenge
    The Stand
    The Stand
    Lonesome Dove
    Lonesome Dove
    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
    Mystery Road
    Mystery Road
    The Undoing
    The Undoing
    Escape at Dannemora
    Escape at Dannemora
    The Good Lord Bird
    The Good Lord Bird
    Band of Brothers
    Band of Brothers
    Kids Baking Championship
    Kids Baking Championship
    The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
    The Men Who Built America: Frontiersmen
    Scarlett
    Scarlett
    Chernobyl
    Chernobyl
    Masha and the Bear
    Masha and the Bear
    The Queen's Gambit
    The Queen's Gambit
    Mankind: The Story of All of Us
    Mankind: The Story of All of Us
    Roots (2016 Miniseries)
    Roots (2016 Miniseries)
    Washington
    Washington
    Good Omens
    Good Omens
    Epic Yellowstone
    Epic Yellowstone
    Dragons: Race to the Edge
    Dragons: Race to the Edge
    The Purge
    The Purge
    When They See Us
    When They See Us
    The World Wars
    The World Wars
    Back
    Back
    Centennial
    Centennial
    Drugs, Inc.
    Drugs, Inc.
    Delhi Crime
    Delhi Crime
    Little Fires Everywhere
    Little Fires Everywhere
    The Night Of
    The Night Of
    Lost Gold of World War II
    Lost Gold of World War II
    Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
    Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story
    Hatfields & McCoys
    Hatfields & McCoys
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Laurel Canyon
    Laurel Canyon
    Alice
    Alice
    Mighty Planes
    Mighty Planes
    TUT
    TUT
    Surviving R. Kelly
    Surviving R. Kelly
    Little Things
    Little Things
    The Durrells
    The Durrells
    Ordeal by Innocence
    Ordeal by Innocence
    The Titanic
    The Titanic
    The Jinx
    The Jinx
    Texas Rising
    Texas Rising
    Generation Kill
    Generation Kill
    Miracle Workers
    Miracle Workers
    Wolf Hall
    Wolf Hall
    Castlevania
    Castlevania
    Drinks, Crime and Prohibition
    Drinks, Crime and Prohibition
    Death Comes to Pemberley
    Death Comes to Pemberley
    David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies
    David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies
    The Kennedys
    The Kennedys
    Human Trafficking
    Human Trafficking
    Sons of Liberty
    Sons of Liberty
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Bonnie and Clyde
    Death Row Chronicles
    Death Row Chronicles
    The Reagans
    The Reagans
    Watchmen
    Watchmen
    The Hot Zone
    The Hot Zone
    Mickey Mouse
    Mickey Mouse
    Ghoul
    Ghoul
    The Long Road Home
    The Long Road Home
    Country Music
    Country Music
    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
    Don't F**k With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer
    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
    The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
    Wild Wild Country
    Wild Wild Country
    Waco
    Waco
    Liar
    Liar
    Evil Genius
    Evil Genius
    Manhunt
    Manhunt
    The Outsider
    The Outsider
    Appropriate Adult
    Appropriate Adult
    Biography: The Trump Dynasty
    Biography: The Trump Dynasty
    10.5
    10.5
    Godless
    Godless
    The Case Against Adnan Syed
    The Case Against Adnan Syed
    Dinotopia
    Dinotopia
    Hip-Hop Evolution
    Hip-Hop Evolution
    Innocent
    Innocent
    The Red Tent
    The Red Tent
    Nobel
    Nobel
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
    Ramayan
    Ramayan
    Murder Mountain
    Murder Mountain
    The Cry
    The Cry
    Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery
    Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery
    Women in Prison
    Women in Prison
    Original Sin: Sex
    Original Sin: Sex
    The Red Line
    The Red Line
    Arabian Nights
    Arabian Nights
    Formula 1: Drive to Survive
    Formula 1: Drive to Survive
    Charite
    Charite
    Catch-22
    Catch-22
    The ABC Murders
    The ABC Murders
    Alias Grace
    Alias Grace