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Rating 10 Books Turned Teen TV Series

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Remember when Lauren Oliver‘s Delirium was meant to become a TV series, starring Emma Roberts, Gregg Sulkin and Daren Kagasoff, but then they decided to nix it? Yeah, that was a bummer. (Guess it’s all for the best, though, considering Emma snagged a role on American Horror Story: Coven with boyfriend-turned-fiance Evan Peters, but we digress.) Fortunately, footage from the never-before-seen pilot has made its way onto the Internet, so at least we can get a sense of what it would’ve been like.

This got us to thinking about all the other books that got the go-ahead for a teen television series (except all of the ones mentioned below went into at least a few episodes of production). And we’re rating ten of them on a win-fail basis…

Pretty Little Liars — WIN
It’s, like, the #1 show geared toward teens on TV right now. Obvious win.



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The Lying Game — FAIL
Darn shame, too — we were dying to know why Thayer was such a backstabber.

Wikia (The Lying Game)

Wikia (The Lying Game)



The Vampire Diaries — WIN
Between the hot men and bajillion doppelgangers,
we expect plenty more from Nina Dobrev and the crew in the years to come.

Vampire Diaries

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Privileged — FAIL
One season. ONE. That’s all the Lucy Hale show got.
Thankfully, PLL came along for her and all was not lost.



Fan Forum

Fan Forum

Gossip Girl — WIN
Five years worth of dramz. Safe to say it was a win.

We Heart It

We Heart It

The Nine Lives of Chloe King — FAIL
Not to be rude, but *yawn*.

Wikia (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)

Wikia (The Nine Lives of Chloe King)

Friday Night Lights — WIN
And it’s all on Netflix!

Uproxx

Uproxx

How to Rock — FAIL
Sorry, Cymphonique

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The Carrie Diaries — WIN
The show was moved to the (dreaded) Friday slot,
but we’re holding out hope that Carrie Bradshaw will make it through.

Ellie Jones

Ellie Jones

The Secret Circle — FAIL
Well, at least we were introduced to Phoebe Tonkin.

Wikia (The Secret Circle)

Wikia (The Secret Circle)

*BONUS* The Hundred — TBD
We’re withholding judgment (for now) until the series premieres.
The pilot was interesting, though.

The CW

The CW

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