80s The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s  

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The '80s are widely considered a golden age of TV. From great sitcoms to inventive late-night variety shows, the 1980s really changed television forever. But not to be forgotten in all of that great TV are the tremendous spin-offs that premiered in the '80s. These are the best1980s spin-offs, ranked from best to worst by TV fanatics. Some of these shows expand the universe and continue the journey of fan-favorite characters from their predecessors, while other great 1980s spin-offs on this list merely take place in the same location as the show they're based on. 

What are some of the series that you'll find on this list of1980s spin-offs list? After appearing in popular segments on The Tracey Ullman Show, The Simpsons were given their own series in 1989. This great spin-off holds many titles including the longest-running sitcom and the longest-running animated program in America. Mork & Mindy is another good spin-off that aired in the 1980s.

A Different World followed The Cosby Show character, Denise Huxtable, as she went off to college. Other great shows on this top '80s spin-offs list include The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life, and Muppet Babies.

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Happy Days is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Happy Days Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, Marion Ross - Spin-off of Love, American Style (1969–1974).

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner - Spin-off of The Tracey Ullman Show (1987–1990).

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Mork & Mindy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Mork & Mindy Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Ralph James - Spin-off of Happy Days (1974–1984).

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The Jeffersons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
The Jeffersons Isabel Sanford, Sherman Hemsley, Marla Gibbs - Spin-off of All in the Family (1971–1979).

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The Facts of Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
The Facts of Life Lisa Whelchel, Kim Fields, Mindy Cohn - Spin-off of Diff'rent Strokes (1978–1986).

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Family Matters is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Family Matters Reginald VelJohnson, Jaleel White, Kellie Shanygne Williams - Spin-off of Perfect Strangers (1986–1993).

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes - Spin-off of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969).

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Mama's Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Mama's Family Vicki Lawrence, Beverly Archer, Ken Berry - Spin-off of The Carol Burnett Show (1967–1978).

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Benson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Benson Robert Guillaume, James Noble, Inga Swenson - Spin-off of Soap (1977–1981).

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Laverne & Shirley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Laverne & Shirley Penny Marshall, Cindy Williams, David L. Lander - Spin-off of Happy Days (1974–1984).

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A Different World is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
A Different World Lisa Bonet, Kadeem Hardison, Jasmine Guy - Spin-off of The Cosby Show (1984–1992).

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Muppet Babies is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Muppet Babies Greg Berg, Katie Leigh, Laurie O'Brien - Spin-off of The Muppet Show (1976–1981).

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Empty Nest is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Empty Nest Richard Mulligan, Dinah Manoff, David Leisure - Spin-off of The Golden Girls (1985–1992).

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Just the Ten of Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Just the Ten of Us Bill Kirchenbauer, Deborah Harmon, Heather Langenkamp - Spin-off of Growing Pains (1985–1992).

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What's Happening Now!! is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
What's Happening Now!! Martin Lawrence, Fred Berry, Anne-Marie Johnson - Spin-off of What's Happening!! (1976–1979).

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Count Duckula is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Count Duckula David Jason, Ruby Wax, Jimmy Hibbert - Spin-off of Danger Mouse (1981–1992).

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She-Ra: Princess of Power is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
She-Ra: Princess of Power Melendy Britt, George DiCenzo, John Erwin - Spin-off of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983–1985).

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Degrassi Junior High is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Degrassi Junior High Pat Mastroianni, Stefan Brogren, Duncan Waugh - Spin-off of The Kids of Degrassi Street (1979–1986).

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Joanie Loves Chachi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Joanie Loves Chachi Scott Baio, Erin Moran, Al Molinaro - Spin-off of Happy Days (1974–1984).

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Day by Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the '80s
Day by Day Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Thora Birch - Spin-off of Family Ties (1982–1989).