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 Posted:   May 6, 2014 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   zooba   (Member)

What TV Shows can you think of that spawned spin-offs and which Series had the most spin-offs?

I can think of 3 that would be tied with 3 spin-offs.

THE ANDY GRIFFITH SHOW - GOMER PYLE U.S.M.C. - MAYBERRY R.F.D.

MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW - RHODA - PHYLLIS


The one that I think had the most Spin-offs was:

ALL IN THE FAMILY

which begat MAUDE - THE JEFFERSONS - ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE - GLORIA

Can you think of more or a Series that had more Spin-offs than ALL IN THE FAMILY?

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 12:26 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

MARY TYLER MOORE SHOW - RHODA - PHYLLIS

And Lou Grant.

Happy Days also had three spinoffs, and then there's Star Trek, which spun off four series (and a bunch of movies).

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 1:04 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Adam-12 begat Emergency!
MASH begat After-MASH.
Dallas begat Knots Landing.
Dynasty begat The Colbys.
Three's Company begat The Ropers.

The real mystery is, how did Lenny and Squiggy NOT get their own show off of Lavern and Shirley? Those guys were the original Beavis and Butthead!

By one reckoning, the real "begat show" is St. Elsewhere:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall#The_Tommy_Westphall_Universe_Hypothesis

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 3:11 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

What TV Shows can you think of that spawned spin-offs and which Series had the most spin-offs?


The one that I think had the most Spin-offs was:

ALL IN THE FAMILY

which begat MAUDE - THE JEFFERSONS - ARCHIE BUNKER'S PLACE - GLORIA

Can you think of more or a Series that had more Spin-offs than ALL IN THE FAMILY?


And Maude begat Good Times.

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 3:13 AM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Hill Street Blues Begat Beverly Hills Buntz.

Baywatch begat Baywatch Nights

Golden Girls begat Golden Palace

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Mikey   (Member)

Happy Days originated as a sketch on Love American Style.

Happy Days begat Laverne and Shirley, Mork and Mindy and Joanie Loves Chachi.

Cheers begat Fraisier and The Tortelli's.

Alice begat Flo.

NCIS begat NCIS: Los Angeles and soon NCIS: New Orleans

I think General Hospital had a short lived spin-off but I can't remember the name.

The Closer begat Major Crimes.

Probably considered more of a continuation but Battlestar Galactica begat Galactica 1980.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Law & Order
Law & Order SVU
Law & Order Criminal Intent
Law & Order Trial By Jury
Law & Order LA
Law & Order UK

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:21 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

and then there's Star Trek, which spun off four series (and a bunch of movies).

Actually five series, if you count The Animated Series (although that could really just be a continuation rather than a true spinoff).

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:22 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)


NCIS begat NCIS: Los Angeles and soon NCIS: New Orleans


NCIS itself is a spinoff of JAG.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   That Neil Guy   (Member)

Andy Griffith Show
actually spun out of the Danny Thomas Show

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:27 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

The Cosby Show begat A Different World.

Beverly Hills 90210 begat Melrose Place (then a *new* 90210).

Diff'rent Strokes begat The Facts of Life.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)


Golden Girls begat Golden Palace

Greg Espinoza


Empty Nest was also a spinoff of Golden Girls.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"Enos" was a spin-off of "The Dukes of Hazzard".

Then, of course, "The X-Files" had the spin off "The Lone Gunmen". And another of Chris Carter's shows, "MillenniuM", takes place in the X-Files universe, in fact there were two crossover episodes. All of which scored by Mark Snow (and all of which were/are available on La La Land Records).


"Knight Rider" had three spin-off's. One was the very short-lived series "Code of Vengeance" (four episodes; based on a character in the two-parter "Mouth of the Snake"). Then there was the terrible and blasphemous "Team Knight Rider" (which otherwise had a catchy theme). And the crap 2008 series.
In fact, "Mouth of the Snake" was actually made as a back-door pilot itself, originally called "All that Glitters".

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 7:19 AM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

CSI was spun off to CSI Miami and CSI NY and there maybe another spinoff in the offing.

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

MASH - Trapper John MD

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 7:44 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Lots of animation shows as well, and surprisingly reality crap:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_spin-offs

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 8:58 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

"M*A*S*H" had two spin-offs; I'm not counting "Trapper John, M.D.", because I seem to recall that was not an official spin-off.
The poor-ratings "After MASH", with Potter and Klinger and Klinger's wife from the end of "M*A*S*H". Somehow it managed to last two seasons.
Then there was the failed pilot "W*A*L*T*E*R", which of course was based around Radar. He's now a cop patrolling a beat with his partner, who aren't exactly the best cops on the block. Poor show with little promise, but some nice music by Patrick Williams.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

FRIENDS --> JOEY
BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (reboot) --> CAPRICA, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: BLOOD & CHROME (pilot only)
FAMILY GUY --> THE CLEVELAND SHOW
SEINFELD --> CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM (sort of)
BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER --> ANGEL
BABYLON 5 --> CRUSADE
DOCTOR WHO --> TORCHWOOD, THE SARAH JANE ADVENTURES, K-9
PRIMEVAL --> PRIMEVAL: NEW WORLD
STARGATE --> several shows (not a fan, really, except for the last one, UNIVERSE)
BREAKING BAD --> that upcoming show with the lawyer Saul

I'm sure there are loads of examples of this, even more if you include tv series spin-offs from films.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Matt S.   (Member)

"M*A*S*H" had two spin-offs; I'm not counting "Trapper John, M.D.", because I seem to recall that was not an official spin-off.

I believe Trapper John MD is legally considered a spinoff of the movie version of MASH, not the TV show. This kept the producers of the TV show from collecting any royalties from Trapper John.

 
 
 Posted:   May 7, 2014 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Believe it or not, "The F.B.I." nearly had a spinoff, which was supposed to be a series about postal inspectors. Quinn Martin Productions and Warner Bros. Television sent Efrem Zimbalist Jr. to try to convince the U.S. Postal Service about doing the series postal inspectors (who often worked in conjunction with the F.B.I.) and the pilot episode was supposed to air on "The F.B.I." which involved postal theft, and the bureau gets involved. Unfortunately, the U.S. Postal Service turned down the proposal.

 
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