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15 shows inspired by moviesBy Mekeisha Madden TobySpecial to MSN TVIt takes time to get to know Hannibal Lecter.Or, more to the point, it takes five movies, four books and a new television drama titled "Hannibal." Edgy and addictive, the series stars Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen as a middle-aged version of the murderous and cannibalistic psychiatrist, who -- get this -- helps catch serial killers.Hugh Dancy plays an FBI profiler who works with Lecter to bring down the bad guys before eventually figuring out Lecter is the worst bad guy of all. "Hannibal" debuts Thursday, April 4, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.Hannibal the cannibal isn't the first big-screen type to inspire a small-screen show. In time for the premiere of "Hannibal," we spotlight other TV programs inspired by movies. The list includes "Bates Motel," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Clueless" and "Parenthood."Bing: More about 'Hannibal' | Watch clips and moreWill you raise a glass of chianti for 'Hannibal'? Connect and sound off on Facebook and Twitter."Hannibal" premieres Thursday, April 4 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.(NBC)
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