Television adaptations prove themselves a complex and rewarding area of study, constantly challenging our assumptions of what constitutes a television narrative, and what defines an adaptation. As television continues to evolve, both in terms of content and format, and its sweep continues to grow with its outlets reaching beyond the scope of broadcast or cable television, so it will find new ways of adapting pre-conceived narratives to its purposes, and like many of the examples described by the author, our pre-conceived notions will be challenged. In examining some of the complexities involved in television adaptations, the author hope to have made a case for the complexity of television fiction, whose vast narrative is not to be relegated to simple entertainment or "commercial art", but whose variety and ubiquity points to a new understanding of the possibilities offered by fiction in general, and serialized fictions in particular.