This Wednesday July 9th, Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry will make her TV starring role debut on the 13 episode CBS sci-fi drama, "Extant."

Berry is just one of the many movie stars who have jumped over to the small screen in search of a new form of success and the hopes of a steady gig to hold on to for more than a few months. Now that so many TV shows (no matter where and how you watch them) have become more respected and acclaimed, it seems actors are returning to and considering the medium more than ever, as opposed to strictly reaching for the celluloid stars.

We're looking forward to seeing what Halle Berry can bring week after week, as she follows in the footsteps of plenty of big name actors and actresses who have fared well over in the television world.

Here are 15 movie stars who made successful leaps to TV:

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