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The Best TV Spinoffs

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What are the best TV spin-offs in history? This list definitely includes many. Some of the best TV spin-off shows were, well, spun off of wildly successful sitcoms and dramas, allowing faithful viewers of the original shows the chance to learn more about some of the original characters. Spin-off shows don't always work ('Joanie Loves Chachi,' anyone?) but this list proves that lightning can strike once, or more rarely, twice! With news that FOX's 'Glee' may get a spin-off (risky, but understandable given the show's success), we thought we'd take a closer look at some of the more memorable TV spin-offs over the years. Don't see your favorite on the list? Definitely add it!

List Criteria: Must be a spin off of a major television show.

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    the people's #1 &most listed
    Frasier

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    Star Trek: The Next Generation

    1987 More
    75
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    1989 More
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    Happy Days

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    69
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    1999 More
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    Angel

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    64
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    1975 More
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
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    1976 More
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    1987 More
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    The Colbert Report

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    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

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    added by: ryanmcw
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    NCIS

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    added by: ShelleyTemplar
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    Good Times

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    51
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    The Facts of Life

    1979 More
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    CSI: Miami

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    Maude

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    Green Acres

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    CSI: NY

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    added by: MatthewCoy
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    Torchwood

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    Saved by the Bell

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    The Bionic Woman

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    Daria

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    Rhoda

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    Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

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    Beavis and Butt-head

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    A Different World

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    Maverick

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    Millennium

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    added by: Dave_7672
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    Melrose Place

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    Lou Grant

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    Darkwing Duck

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    Absolutely Fabulous

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    Mama's Family

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    Kenan & Kel

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    Caprica

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    Knots Landing

    1979 More
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    added by: Dave_7672
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    Sabrina, the Teenage Witch

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