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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneRulzzz View Post
    Another one for worst category is the 3's company spinoff Three's a Crowd.
    and The Ropers


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    That 80s Show was horrendously bad in the early 2000s.

    Can't really think of a good spin-off off the top of my head.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by colbycheese View Post
    He was the neighbor on Beavis and Butthead, and was included in the Beavis and Butthead do America movie. I'd call it a spinoff.

    I think King of the Hill was an even bigger success that Beavis and Butthead was, thus it's an awesome spinoff.
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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclones500 View Post
    A few spinoffs of equal merit compared to the “father series”:
    • “Frasier” (from “Cheers”)
    • “The Jeffersons” (from “All in the Family”)
    • “Daria" (from “Beavis and Butt-Head”)
    • “The Facts of Life” (from “Diff’rent Strokes”)
    • "Laverne and Shirley" (from "Happy Days")
    • “Benson” (from “Soap”)
    Wasn't 'Maude' in the 'All in the Family' spinoff lineage?


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCYWX View Post
    That 80s Show was horrendously bad in the early 2000s.

    Can't really think of a good spin-off off the top of my head.
    Yeah, "That '80s Show" had a good feel for time period it satirized, but it wasn't nearly as effective at doing what "That '70s Show" did (at least the first 3-ish seasons of '70s Show).

    Favorite moment of "'80s Show": "Dynasty" shots.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by fatkid1974 View Post
    Wasn't 'Maude' in the 'All in the Family' spinoff lineage?
    Yes.

    And that one did well, but I watched very few episodes, so I didn't include it.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by CRcyclone6 View Post
    and The Ropers
    This tread is dredging up some truly awful shows that I'd been successfully able to forget about.

    I can see the TV executives in the meeting, "Mmmm, The Ropers, why wouldn't that work?"

    Does anyone remember Rhoda, the spinoff from MTM? That was pretty successful. Wasn't there also one with Phyllis (Cloris Leachman) and her daughter Bess?

    Laverne and Shirley, while quite successful, was really a pretty awful show, especially after the first couple of years when the girls lost their edge. The only reason to watch that show was Lenny and Squiggy. A side note - there was an actual comedy LP released by them, "Lenny and the Squigtones". I thought it was hilarious back in the day. Will have to find it and give it another spin to see how/if it holds up.

    The networks do this all the time. Fonzie starts out too cool but morphs into a leather jacket wearing Ritchie. Archie Bunker is another example.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    NCIS:LA count as a spinoff? One of the best shows on TV
    Also CSI:NY was great. No idea why it didn't last

    Huge fan of Frasier.
    NCIS:LA is definitely a spinoff of NCIS, but NCIS is a spinoff itself, from JAG.

    And what do you mean CSI:NY didn't last? It went 9 seasons. Ok, compared to its parent CSI that's nothing, but that's much longer than the average TV show.

    A really bad spinoff would be The Finder, spun off from Bones.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    NCIS:LA is definitely a spinoff of NCIS, but NCIS is a spinoff itself, from JAG.

    A really bad spinoff would be The Finder, spun off from Bones.
    And a lot of people forget that JAG was actually a Diagnosis: Murder spinoff.



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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by MNCyGuy View Post
    And a lot of people forget that JAG was actually a Diagnosis: Murder spinoff.
    Are you kidding about this? imdb doesn't mention this at all, and JAG started off as a TV movie not too long after A Few Good Men. It's almost a cross between A Few Good Men and Top Gun.


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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by jdoggivjc View Post
    Are you kidding about this? imdb doesn't mention this at all, and JAG started off as a TV movie not too long after A Few Good Men. It's almost a cross between A Few Good Men and Top Gun.
    Yes, but some of the characters originally appeared in a D:M episode with a case that involved a naval officer. Check Wikipedia, I'm sure it's there.



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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Apparently Boston Legal was a spinoff of The Practice. I thought Boston Legal was a pretty good series.



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    Re: Friday OT - Best/Worst Spinoff Series

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    Apparently Boston Legal was a spinoff of The Practice. I thought Boston Legal was a pretty good series.
    Boston legal was great. Love me some james spader.



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