On what novel was the TV series “The Flying Nun” (ABC, 1967-70) based? August 3, 2020December 24, 2011 by Pamela Landy “The Flying Nun” (ABC, 1967-70) was based on the novel The Fifteenth Pelican by Tere Rios. Related Answers What was the Flying Nun’s name on the TV series “The Flying Nun,” (ABC, 1967-70)? When did the TV series “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” originally air? Who provided the voice for Rocky the Flying Squirrel on “The Bullwinkle Show” (ABC, NBC, 1959-1963)? What Alfred Hitchcock movie is based on a Joseph Conrad novel? Who was Joe Friday’s partner in “Dragnet” when the TV series was revived in 1967? What was the first movie based on a TV series?