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    Good TV Spinoffs

    Sounds like an oxymoron since there have been so many duds, BUT I was wondering what spinoffs have you all seen that are actually good. I'll start:

    -Better Call Saul

    When they announced this one, I was thinking it would be good for maybe a few laughs since it was involving our favorite comedic relief from Breaking Bad. Thought it would be a one-off single season thing at most. Welp, the show sure started out pretty good with typical draw you in Breaking Bad writing, but man it really gets going! Well done, Vince Gilligan! Now I'm in the middle of season 3 and I guess they just got renewed for a 4th! Who woulda thought? Not me. Anyway, I've been pleasantly surprised.

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    Frasier, Mork and Mindy
    "My policies are based not on some economics theory, but on things I and millions like me were brought up with: an honest day's work for an honest day's pay; live within your means; put by a nest egg for a rainy day; pay your bills on time; support the police." M. Thatcher (RIP)
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    Judges smoke it, even the lawyer too...So you've got to legalize it..." Peter Tosh

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    Quote Originally Posted by schindlerpiste View Post
    Frasier, Mork and Mindy
    Indeed! Forgot about those. Not too long ago I was getting back into Cheers a bit. Great little show. Absolutely loved Mork and Mindy when I was a kid. Haven't seen it in decades though, so I wonder how well it holds up?

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    Andy Griffith Show (spinoff of Danny Thomas Show)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeezerSteve View Post
    Andy Griffith Show (spinoff of Danny Thomas Show)
    Which then spawned yet another spinoff, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Funny how the Andy Griffith Show is far more remembered than the show from whence it was born. Perhaps the same could be said for Frasier, although Cheers is still pretty popular.

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    Joanie Loves Chachi.

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    Fernwood 2 Night
    If you shoot me in your dream you better wake up and apologize.

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    Good TV Spinoffs

    Daily Show
    -Colbert Report

    Tracey Ulman
    -The Simpsons

    All in the Family
    -Jeffersons
    -Maude
    ---good times

    Mary Tyler Moore
    -Rhoda
    -Phyllis

    And the ultimate in meta matrix spinoffs:
    The Bob Newhart Show and
    Newhart
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    Law and Order

    -SVU
    -Criminal Intent

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    Laverne & Shirley

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    Petticoat Junction
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    "If the road You followed brought you to this,of what use was the road"?

    "I have no idea what I am talking about but would be happy to share my biased opinions as fact on the matter. "
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC. View Post
    Law and Order

    -SVU
    -Criminal Intent
    Those don't count. I said GOOD TV spinoffs.

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    Ooh, almost forgot. The Bionic Woman. Loved that show...or perhaps it was Lindsay Wagner.

    Also, I might be alone on this one, but I really ended up enjoying Fear the Walking Dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Which then spawned yet another spinoff, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. Funny how the Andy Griffith Show is far more remembered than the show from whence it was born. Perhaps the same could be said for Frasier, although Cheers is still pretty popular.
    Andy Griffith Show also spawned Mayberry RFD, which was awful.

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    Good TV Spinoffs

    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Ooh, almost forgot. The Bionic Woman. Loved that show...or perhaps it was Lindsay Wagner.
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    It's weird to me that six million dollar man lasted way longer on air than bionic woman yet it seems like bionic woman was more popular and longer lasting. Bionic Woman was in syndication rotation a long time. I don't remember steve austin getting any rerun play. Maybe it was the lesbian I lived w in college that worshipped her and somehow got the memo early that they were on the same team

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    Quote Originally Posted by AustinFromSA View Post
    Those don't count. I said GOOD TV spinoffs.
    In that case:

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