The Best TV Spinoffs TV Programs
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The Best TV Spinoffs

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

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!
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    the people's #1 & most listed Stephen King, Brittany Murphy, Kelsey Grammer

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    Steve Carell, Martin Sheen, Hank Azaria

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    Whoopi Goldberg, Patrick Stewart, Wil Wheaton

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    Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Scott Baio

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    Sharon Stone, Mariska Hargitay, Ann-Margret

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    Charisma Carpenter, David Boreanaz, Amy Acker

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    Sherman Hemsley, Isabel Sanford, Paul Benedict

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    Ron Howard, Andy Griffith, Clint Howard

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    Penny Marshall, Michael McKean, Cindy Williams

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Paul Dinello

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    Robin Williams, Jonathan Winters, Pam Dawber

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    often listed & added by ryanmcw Terry Farrell, Rene Auberjonois, Nicole de Boer

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    ranked low on reranks & added by ShelleyTemplar Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Mark Harmon

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    Janet Jackson, Esther Rolle, Jimmie Walker

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    George Clooney, Molly Ringwald, Cloris Leachman

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    Eva Gabor, Eddie Albert, Pat Buttram

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    Lucy Lawless, Karl Urban, Hudson Leick

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    Lucy Lawless, Taylor Cole, Paul Wesley

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    Adrienne Barbeau, Bea Arthur, Rue McClanahan

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    ranked low on reranks & added by MatthewCoy Mark Hamill, Ben Stein, Rob Paulsen

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    John Barrowman, Lauren Ambrose, Bill Pullman

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    added by MatthewCoy Jeff Goldblum, Alicia Witt, Paul Wesley

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    Jaleel White, Michelle Thomas, Reginald VelJohnson

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    Sarah Drew, Geoffrey Arend, Evan Farmer

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    William Shatner, Julie Bowen, Lake Bell

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    added by MatthewCoy Claire Forlani, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Sela Ward

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    Lindsay Wagner, Richard Anderson, Christopher Stone

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    Ron Silver, Judd Hirsch, Valerie Harper

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    Ed Helms, Rob Corddry, Matt Walsh

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Alyssa Milano, Heather Locklear, Marcia Cross

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    Melissa Joan Hart, Soleil Moon Frye, Caroline Rhea

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    Jim Nabors, Allan Melvin, Ted Bessell

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    Marisa Tomei, Lisa Bonet, Sinbad

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    Ed Asner, Mason Adams, Barnard Hughes

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    Tim Curry, Phil Hartman, Jim Cummings

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    Betty White, Carol Burnett, Rue McClanahan

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    Roger Moore, James Garner, Jack Kelly

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    added by MatthewCoy David Spade, Mike Judge, Toby Huss

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    Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree

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    Brian Stokes Mitchell, Pernell Roberts, Timothy Busfield

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    added by Umberhaven Jolene Blalock, Scott Bakula, Linda Park

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    added by ChangesDownClub LL Cool J, Daniela Ruah, Chris O'Donnell

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    Alec Baldwin, Nicollette Sheridan, Michelle Phillips

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks James Marsters, Eric Stoltz, Alessandra Torresani

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    Helena Bonham Carter, Joanna Lumley, Suzi Quatro

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    added by killakane94 Henry Winkler, Scott Baio, Erin Moran

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    ranked low on reranks & added by Dave_7672 Robert Guillaume, Rene Auberjonois, Ethan Phillips

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    often listed Seth MacFarlane, Arianna Huffington, Sanaa Lathan

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    added by Dave_7672 Noomi Rapace, Charles Nelson Reilly, Lance Henriksen

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    added by killakane94 C. Martin Croker, Andy Merrill, Don Kennedy

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