A professional pop culture junkie for more than 25 years, Jeff Giles regularly surfaces in a number of far-flung locations on the Web, including Rotten Tomatoes, Paste Magazine, Movies with Butter, PopCrush, Ultimate Classic Rock, Diffuser, and Loudwire. He's also the editor-in-chief of Popdose and its parent-oriented affiliate, Dadnabbit, and the author of the upcoming book "Llanview in the Afternoon: An Oral History of 'One Life to Live.'"
Recognizing a trend when they see it, the folks at NBC have decided to reboot the cult 1987-90 CBS hit 'Wiseguy,' which starred Ken Wahl as a tough-as-nails undercover cop who infiltrated the Mob. (Kevin Spacey gave a memorable performance as a creepy, drug-addicted gangster.)
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.