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is 30 Rock meets The Mary Tyler Moore Show .
NewsRadio IS Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. meets NCIS in the The Avengers Marvel Cinematic Universe.
was Airwolf (or The A-Team or MacGyver if you prefer) in a helicopter.
Knight Rider is Alias James Bond meets .
Felicity is described by its creator as Alphas meets X-Men .
The Wire is American Horror Story: Murder House meets American Beauty .
The Shining " seems to be a stew of The Americans (spy stuff), Homeland ( Mad Men relatively recent period drama) and something like (family of dissemblers) [or] The Riches or Breaking Bad or any other series [with a] protagonist with a Dexter Dark Secret and will go to great, brutal lengths to keep it." — Robert Llyod, The Los Angeles Times.
is Andromeda meets Star Trek: The Next Generation .
Blake's 7 : The Aquabats! Super Show! meets Yo Gabba Gabba .
Batman : Arrested Development meets The Godfather .
Seinfeld was pitched as a cross between The A-Team and The Dirty Dozen .
Mission: Impossible :
Automan The original is basically Battlestar Galactica meets Bonanza , with a dose of Star Wars .
Starsky & Hutch is Being Erica meets Quantum Leap .
Peggy Sue Got Married is The Big Bang Theory meets Friends .
Revenge of the Nerds , as described in The Blacklist Entertainment Weekly: "You'll be reminded of , and Alias, The Silence of the Lambs a dozen other things".
: Blue Mountain State meets Friday Night Lights meets Porky's .
Greek Boohbah was meets Power Rangers .
Teletubbies was Bosom Buddies meets Laverne and Shirley .
Some Like It Hot 's initial premise is Breaking Bad meets Weeds , but instead of a suburban mother its protagonist is The Big C Michael Corleone meets The Nutty Professor.
is The Brittas Empire meets Fawlty Towers .
The Office is Brooklyn Nine-Nine Reno911 meets .
The Office Buckwild is meets Here Comes Honey Boo Boo .
Jersey Shore : Buffy the Vampire Slayer Joss Whedon refers to it as meets My So-Called Life .
The X-Files has been described as Burn Notice meets Miami Vice meets The A-Team meets MacGyver .
James Bond Campus PD (G4): meets C.O.P.S. MTV's College Life.
is Carnivàle Harry Potter meets meets Twin Peaks meets Freaks .
The Grapes of Wrath is Castle meets Moonlighting ("... having not really remembered Murder, She Wrote Moonlighting and never seeing Murder She Wrote," says star Nathan Fillion.)
has been described by one critic as " Casualty 1906 "
Cranford being overrun by zombies. is Charmed meets Bewitched meets Charlie's Angels .
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Chefs vs. City: meets The Amazing Race .
Man v. Food : Chuck meets Jake 2.0 .
John Doe Chosen is (+ The Game Leonine Contract, Sadistic Choice, and Deadly Game) Meets .
Nowhere Man :
Community is The Colbert Report The O'Reilly Factor meets .
The Daily Show is Criminal Minds meets Without a Trace .
Saw can be described as Crownies meets Law & Order: Trial by Jury .
Grey's Anatomy is Crusade meets Blake's 7 , set in the The Hobbit universe.
Babylon 5 is CSI: Crime Scene Investigation meets Law & Order Hollywood Science.
: The Daily Show meets CNN Headline News .
Weekend Update Dance Moms (Lifetime) is meets Toddlers And Tiaras .
Bring It On Dance Your Ass Off is The Biggest Loser meets Dancing with the Stars. I'm guessing that's probably how they sold it, too.
Dave's Old Porn is meets retro porn.
Cheap Seats Death Valley is meets Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cops.
is The Deep End meets Scrubs .
Boston Legal is Distraction meets Jeopardy! .
Jackass Drive (2007) was meets LOST Cannonball Run.
is Dual Survival meets Survivorman .
The Odd Couple is Eli Stone meets Boston Legal .
Wonderfalls is Eureka meets The Andy Griffith Show .
Dexter's Laboratory was often called a combination of The Event and 24 .
LOST is Everybody Hates Chris meets That '70s Show , only in the 1980s.
Malcolm in the Middle :
Firefly Food Tech (History Channel): meets Good Eats .
Dirty Jobs is Freaks and Geeks meets My So-Called Life , with a bit of The Wonder Years .
That '70s Show has been described as Fringe meets The X-Files meets Altered States meets The Twilight Zone .
Dark Angel ' TV adaptation: Game of Thrones descr'ibed by George R. R. Martin as " in The Sopranos Middle Earth."
GCB is meets Desperate Housewives all grown up.
Mean Girls : Glee meets Fame (Or The Office meets High School Musical The Office, for the younger set).
is Get Smart James Bond meets .
The Pink Panther : The Golden Girls The original plan was for Rue McClanahan to be Rose and Betty White to be Blanche. Not only did the actresses feel better suited for the opposite characters, but Bea Arthur almost did not want to be involved for fear of the show only being "Maude and Vivian meet Sue Ann Nivens" (as White and McClanahan would resemble characters from their previous series).
is a Good Eats Science Show mixed with a Cooking Show — or if you prefer specific show examples, meets Mythbusters meets Beakman's World mixed with Bill Nye the Science Guy Cooking with Science (the actual book series that inspired the show) mixed with Emeril Lagasse.
is Good Luck Charlie meets Clarissa Explains It All .
Full House : Grimm Grimm's Fairy Tales meets (with a bit of Angel thrown in).
Supernatural : Heroes meets X-Men .
LOST Hard Copy was pitched as meets 60 Minutes MTV.
: The Haunted Hathaways meets The Brady Bunch .
Topper episode "Scarecrow" is The Haunting Hour with kids.
Storm Of The Century The Haunting Hour episode "The Hole" is meets The Ring .
The Amityville Horror : Hee Haw meets The Grand Ole Opry.
Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In : Hogan's Heroes meets the The Great Escape Sitcom formula.
: Described by one review as The Hour meets Drop the Dead Donkey .
Spooks is House meets Sherlock Holmes with a tasty sprinkle (for those who know it) of ER .
Black Jack is How I Met Your Mother meets Cheers meets The Wonder Years meets Friends .
Arrested Development :
H2O: Just Add Water is Hyperdrive meets Star Trek: The Next Generation .
Red Dwarf is iCarly meets Lizzie McGuire , minus the animated counterpart.
YouTube : Julia Child + Iron Chef Japan Professional Wrestling... In Japan!
It's Worth What?? is meets The Price Is Right .
Deal or No Deal is JAG meets A Few Good Men .
Top Gun :
Kamen Rider is Kickin' It meets The Bad News Bears - or at least that's how The Karate Kid Jason Earles described it to Jimmy Fallon.
is The League of Gentlemen meets Monty Python's Flying Circus meets the 1973 Coronation Street meets The Wicker Man .
Twin Peaks :
Leverage is Life on Mars meets the The Sweeney .
Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant is Lion Maru G meets GARO .
Deuce Bigalow Male Gigolo : LOST meets The Twilight Zone meets Gilligan's Island meets Lord of the Flies .
The Prisoner : Lost in Austen meets Life on Mars .
Pride and Prejudice is Luther meets Columbo .
Dirty Harry is Manswers meets Brainiac: Science Abuse .
The Man Show is Man v. Food Diners, Drive-ins and Dives meets Competitive Eating.
Man Vs Fish: meets Bill Dance.
Man vs. Wild was supposedly funded and the pilot produced after a brief meeting where it was described as "MTV Cops", with essentially no other details. This is true according to Miami Vice Brandon Tartikoff, who was the NBC executive that green-lighted the show.
is The Mighty Boosh meets Monty Python's Flying Circus , only on acid.
Flight of the Conchords is Misfits Heroes crossed with .
Skins is The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg meets Irish mythology.
Power Rangers co-host Adam Savage once described the show as " Mythbusters meets Jackass Mr. Wizard".
is ( The Nanny + Mary Poppins - all the singing) meets The Sound of Music .
I Love Lucy is Nashville meets Dallas .
Country Strong : NCIS meets JAG .
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation : Noah's Arc meets Queer as Folk .
Girlfriends is No Ordinary Family meets The Incredibles .
Nowhere Man The Object Is (an obscure ABC game show from 1964) is meets Password
You Dont Say One Way Out: David Blaine meets .
Jackass Only In America with : Larry The Cable Guy meets Dirty Jobs .
Blue Collar Comedy is Orange Is The New Black meets Oz .
Private Benjamin Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment: meets Survivor .
Persons Unknown is The Pretender meets Quantum Leap .
The Fugitive is Pretty Little Liars meets Mean Girls .
I Know What You Did Last Summer on CBS (1972-present) is The Price Is Right on NBC (1956-63) meets The Price Is Right .
Let's Make a Deal is Primeval meets Torchwood (though it's not always about Jurassic Park dinosaurs).
Prison Break : The Prisoner meets Samuel Beckett.
James Bond : Psych meets Castle .
The Mentalist is Punky Brewster meets Little Orphan Annie .
Dennis the Menace : Pushing Daisies meets Murder, She Wrote .
Amélie is The $10,000 Pyramid meets Password .
Beat the Clock QI is quiz bowl meets stand-up comedy.
is best described as Reaper meets Brimstone . Clerks Kevin Smith even directed the Pilot.
Repo Games: meets Cash Cab Operation Repo - Answer the repo man's questions correctly and you get to keep your car.
is Restaurant: Impossible meets Kitchen Nightmares .
Extreme Makeover Home Edition :
Revolution is The River meets Paranormal Activity , with a small dusting of Heart of Darkness as well.
Cannibal Holocaust :
Rizzoli & Isles is Rookie Blue meets Scrubs .
NYPD Blue : Roswell meets Dawson's Creek .
The X-Files : One TV plug described it as Round the Twist The Swiss Family Robinson meets .
The X-Files :
Royal Pains is Sabrina the Teenage Witch meets Bewitched .
Clarissa Explains It All would be Sanctuary minus moral ambiguity and sex.
Torchwood : Saving Grace meets Joan of Arcadia .
The Shield is Sea Quest DSV Star Trek under WATER.
is Seiun Kamen Machineman meets Superman as a Zorro Henshin Hero.
is basically Shake It Up meets Hannah Montana .
iCarly looks to be Slingers meets Hustle as directed by Wong Kar Wai.
Firefly is Skins meets Parker Lewis Can't Lose .
Kids : Smallville meets Superman .
Dawson's Creek is Sonnywitha Chance meets Hannah Montana
30 Rock is Sons of Anarchy meets The Sopranos meets American Chopper .
Hamlet Splatalot! is Wipeout meets Who Line is it Anyway?
Special Ops Mission (The Military Channel): meets a Steven Segal movie.
Star Trek: The Original Series The season 6 episode "Frame of Mind" is a combination of two Riker-centric episodes: "First Contact" (not to be confused with Star Trek: The Next Generation the film), where Riker goes on a undercover mission on an alien world which goes awry; and "Future Imperfect", where Riker finds himself inside a Dream Within a Dream. Coincidentally, both episodes were from season 4.
Stargate Universe is Step by Step meets The Brady Bunch .
The Odd Couple is Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad meets Ultraman .
Saved by the Bell :
Super Sentai is Super Sportlets meets Power Rangers .
LazyTown was described by Survivor Mark Burnett in his companion book for the first season of the show as " Gilligan's Island meets Ten Little Indians meets Lord of the Flies meets The Real World."
Take It All, NBC's most recent prime time game show, is meets Give-N-Take .
Friend or Foe is Tales of the Gold Monkey meets Indiana Jones Sky King.
is Tattletales meets The Newlywed Game .
I've Got A Secret :
Terra Nova : Three Sheets The Thirsty Traveler meets .
Insomniac With Dave Attell is Tin Man meets The Wizard of Oz Space Opera, but it's too much of a genuine Space Opera to be a mere Recycled IN SPACE!.
is The Tomorrow People 2013 meets Push .
Jumper , in series 1 at least, was often described as Torchwood meets The X-Files . ( This Life meets Angel would seem more accurate.)
Queer as Folk Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell is meets The Daily Show .
The Soup is 24 meets Commando meets Dirty Harry with more The West Wing torture.
is 2 Broke Girls meet Lady Gaga.
Laverne and Shirley is The Vampire Diaries meets Dawson's Creek and Twilight . Scream
note is Vintergatan meets Scooby-Doo meets Monty Python and the Holy Grail .
Star Trek The Voice is meets American Idol .
Dragon's Den Victorious is a hybrid of high school musical and pretty much every american sitcom from the nineties.
Warehouse 13 Werewolf is meets The Howling .
The Incredible Hulk Weaponizers (Discovery): Junkyard Wars meets BattleBots meets .
Twisted Metal is Weird Science meets I Dream of Jeannie .
Beavis And Butthead is White Collar meets The A-Team .
Catch Me If You Can is Wilfred meets Calvin and Hobbes meets Fight Club .
Harvey is The Wire meets Game of Thrones meets Scarface , as written by Boyz n the Hood Charles Dickens.
: Yo Gabba Gabba meets Sesame Street .
Pee-Wee's Playhouse : The Young Ones meets La Bohème .
Bottom The Walking Dead: Night of the Living Dead meets The Andy Griffith Show
Captain H. M. "Howling Mad" Murdock is Jim Carrey meets Johnny Depp ( retroactively, at least) and the Doctor.
Sheldon Cooper is Spock meets the Doctor meets Dexter meets Roger.
Warren Mears is, personality-wise, at least, The Scorpion meets Captain Cold.
Rupert Giles was John Constantine, but he grew out of it, and is now mostly Obi-Wan Kenobi, but more honest.
Dexter Morgan is Johnny C. meets Frank Castle meets Jigsaw meets your everyday serial killer.
Disco's Ilja Richter is what you get when you mix Michael Palin's charm with early Spongebob's.
River Song is Lara Croft meets Catwoman meets The Time Traveller's Wife.
Romana: Mr Darcy meets Jadzia Dax and Harriet Vane.
Rory Williams is Shaggy meets Chuck Norris.
Mal Reynolds is Han Solo meets Jesse James.
Word of God is that Maxwell Smart was conceived as James Bond meets Inspector Clouseau. Once Don Adams was cast, he tossed his previous TV character Byron Glick (from The Bill Dana Show) into the mix.
Sylar: Dr. Manhattan meets the Thing meets Jason Vorhees meets Alex Mercer made more believable.
Gregory House is Sherlock Holmes meets Perry Cox.
Carly Shay is Lizzie McGuire meets Ranka Lee.
Freddie Benson is David "Gordo" Gordon meets Alto Saotome minus the Dude Looks Like a Lady tendancies.
Don Draper is Jay Gatsby meets Jack Donaghy meets Lamont Cranston.
Joel Robinson is Freeman Lowell meets MacGyver meets Jughead.
Fran Fine is Mary Poppins meets Maria von Trapp meets Lucy Ricardo meets Pamela Finklestein.
Tommy Oliver is a Shell-Shocked Senior mixed with Becoming the Mask.
Cassie Ainsworth is basically Luna Lovegood with an eating disorder...on crack.
Oma Desala is effectively Achi Chokyi Drolma meets Yoda.
Star Trek: Enterprise:
Dean Winchester: Face and Han Solo meet Angel, Bo Duke and an enormous puddle of angst.
Davis Bloome/ Doomsday is The Hulk meets Dexter.
Harry Solomon is Sheldon Cooper meets Roger.
Captain Jack Harkness: Face meets Han Solo meets Agent Luxury in a Fetish-Fuel Future.
Wilfred is Tyler Durden meets Hobbes meets Frank and maybe part Pookah.
Hawkeye Pierce is Ben Casey meets Groucho Marx.
Continuing Hyperdrive's theme from above, Henderson is Dave Lister meets Jean-Luc Picard, while York is Arnold Rimmer meets Worf.
Christopher Titus (the character, not the comedian who plays him) is Philip J. Fry meets Richard Pryor.
Shawn Spencer: Sherlock Holmes meets Xander Harris.