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
    Frasier

    1993 More
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    1987 More
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    1989 More
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    1974 More
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    1999 More
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    The Andy Griffith Show

    1960 More
    74
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    1976 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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    1987 More
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    NCIS

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    added by: ShelleyTemplar
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    1974 More
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    Torchwood

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    1995 More
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    added by: MatthewCoy
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    1976 More
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    Melrose Place

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    Daria

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    1964 More
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    Benson

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    added by: Dave_7672
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    1992 More
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    2009 More
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    added by: ChangesDownClub
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    Caprica

    2010 More
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    1996 More
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    added by: Dave_7672
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