Five TV Shows Based on Fairy Tales That Predate ‘Grimm’ and ‘Once Upon a Time’ [VIDEOS]
ABC's 'Once Upon a Time' debuted to unexpectedly strong numbers last night, delivering the highest ratings for any new drama series this season and bringing ABC a much-needed hit after the quick cancellation of its heavily hyped 'Charlie's Angels' reboot.
The show, which follows the real-world adventures of classic characters such as Snow White, Prince Charming and Pinocchio, is one of two new series (the other being NBC's upcoming 'Grimm') that take inspiration from fairy tales. As it turns out, these two buzzworthy shows are part of a long, somewhat eccentric TV tradition. Here are five other shows, from comedies to dramas, that cribbed from the Brothers Grimm first.