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Poll: Big Screen Star Machine

Most stars of TV series come and go, some continue onto other television work, while a tiny few shine so bright that they go on to success on the big screen. So few actors make the leap from TV to film successfully that most TV series don't boast the creation of any movie stars but the shows below each contributed two or more talents who made it big on the big screen. Which TV series packed the most (movie-)star power?

(Only actors who were not famous film stars before appearing on TV are included.)

After voting, feel free to discuss here. See guidelines for inclusion there, as well.

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    Arrested Development (2003)

    Jason Bateman, Michael Cera
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    Friends (1994)

    Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow
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    Sherlock (2010)

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman
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    Alias (2001)

    Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Garner
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    Freaks and Geeks (1999)

    James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jason Segal
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    Dawson's Creek (1998)

    Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes
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    Downton Abbey (2010)

    Lily James, Dan Stevens, Jessica Brown Findlay, Hugh Bonneville
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    ER (1994)

    George Clooney, William H. Macy, Maria Bello
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    Grey's Anatomy (2005)

    Patrick Dempsey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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    My So-Called Life (1994)

    Jared Leto and Claire Danes
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    The Office (2005)

    Steve Carrell, John Krasinski, Ed Helms
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    Peyton Place (1964)

    Ryan O'Neal, Mia Farrow
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    Skins (2007)

    Nicholas Hoult, Kaya Scodelario, Dev Patel, Daniel Kaluuya, Jack O'Connell
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    St. Elsewhere (1982)

    Denzel Washington, Helen Hunt
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    That '70s Show (1998)

    Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace
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    The West Wing (1999)

    Allison Janney, Elizabeth Moss, Bradley Whitford
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    The Wire (2002)

    Idris Elba, Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kenneth Williams, and Dominic West

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