The Most Disappointing Spin-Offs in TV History

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To avoid the risk of a new franchise, Hollywood sometimes turns to existing TV shows for story ideas. Such shows come with a ready audience and free advertising in the form of the previous show, so it makes sense from a business perspective.

Some spin-offs are successful, including Good Times, The Jeffersons, Angel, Lou Grant Frasier, and Laverne & Shirley. However, there are many spin-offs that never should have been made. The following 30 spin-offs don’t hold a candle to their original shows, and it’s anyone’s guess what producers saw in them.