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The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s  

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List Rules Vote up the best spinoff series that aired in the 2000s

The best 2000s spin-off series are comedies, dramas, and everything in between. These are the best of the best that aired on TV from 2000 to 2009, ranked from best to worst. Some  of these extremely popular and highly rated shows expanded the universe of the series they were based off of, and others are so different from their predecessors you might not even know that they were in any way related unless you looked it up. Some top spin-off shows of the decade even surpassed the success of their previous installments.

What kinds of shows are on this best 2000s spin-offs list? The Cheers spin-off Frasier was a smash hit all the way up through its finale in 2005. Kelsey Grammer reprised his role as Dr. Frasier Crane and some of his Cheers' co-stars like Ted Danson and Bebe Neuwirth even stopped by for guest appearances. MTV's The Hills is another great spin-off that aired in the 2000s, and CSI: Miami, which followed in the footsteps of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, is yet another.

So, which of these shows do you think is the best spin-off from the 2000s? Vote the best shows up to the top of this list and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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Frasier is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce
Spin-off of Cheers (1982-1993). Frasier is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons, premiering on September 16, 1993, and concluding on May 13, 2004. The program was created and produced by David ...more
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Angel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof
Spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Angel is an American television series, a spin-off from the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series was created by Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon, in collaboration with David ...more
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez
Spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015).
CSI: Miami is an American police procedural television series that ran from September 23, 2002, to April 8, 2012, on CBS. It is the first spin-off of the orignal series. The pilot episode was ...more
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NCIS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette
NCIS is an American police procedural drama television series, revolving around a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which conducts investigations ...more
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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir, Jon Stewart
Spin-off of The Daily Show (1996–1999). The Colbert Report is an American late-night talk and news satire television program hosted by Stephen Colbert that aired on Comedy Central from October 17, 2005 to December 18, 2014 for 1,447 ...more
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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen
Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A spin-off from the 2005 revival of long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who, Torchwood aired ...more
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Daria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo
Spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head (1992–1997, 2011). Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic ...more
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CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo, Hill Harper
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows ...more
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The Closer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons, Corey Reynolds
The Closer is an American television police procedural, starring Kyra Sedgwick as Brenda Leigh Johnson, a Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief. Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, and ...more
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Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
James Spader, William Shatner, Candice Bergen
Boston Legal is an American legal dramedy created by David E. Kelley and produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for ABC. The series aired from October 3, 2004, to December 8, ...more
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Inspector Lewis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Clare Holman
Lewis is a British television detective drama produced for ITV. A spin-off from Inspector Morse, like that series it is set in Oxford. Kevin Whately reprises his character Robert ...more
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90210 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Shenae Grimes-Beech, Tristan Wilds, AnnaLynne McCord
Spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000). 90210 is an American teen drama television series, developed by Rob Thomas, Gabe Sachs and Jeff Judah, that aired on The CW from September 2, 2008 to May 13, 2013. It is the fourth series in the ...more
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Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, Jolene Blalock
Spin-off of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969). Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction TV series and a prequel to the original Star Trek. The series premiered September 26, 2001, on the UPN television network with the final episode airing ...more
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Joey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo, Drea de Matteo
Spin-off of Friends (1994–2004). Joey is an American sitcom, a spin-off from Friends, which stars Matt LeBlanc reprising his role as Joey Tribbiani. It premiered on the NBC television network, on September 9, 2004, in the ...more
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Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein, KaDee Strickland
Spin-off of Grey's Anatomy (2005 - present). Private Practice is an American medical drama television series which aired on ABC from September 26, 2007, to January 22, 2013. A spin-off of Grey's Anatomy, the series takes place at Seaside ...more
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The Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Coby Bell
Spin-off of Girlfriends (2000–2008). The Game is an American comedy-drama television series created by Mara Brock Akil. Premiering on October 1, 2006, the series debuted as the only new comedy series chosen for The CW's primetime ...more
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The Hills is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad
Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004–2006). The Hills is a semi-scripted American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from May 31, 2006 until July 13, 2010. Developed as a spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange ...more
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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Spin-off of 16 and Pregnant (2009 - present). Teen Mom, renamed Teen Mom OG in the fifth season, is an American reality television series that premiered on December 8, 2009 on MTV. Developed as the first spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, it ...more
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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Ben Sandford
Spin-off of The Bachelor (2002 - present). The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more
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Alf's Hit Talk Show is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Ed McMahon, Paul Fusco, Kerry Butler
Spin-off of ALF (1986–1990). ALF's Hit Talk Show is an American cable television talk show that aired on TV Land in 2004 for seven episodes. The host is the puppet character ALF, of 1980s television fame. At the beginning ...more
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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard
Spin-off of The Surreal Life (2003–2006). Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. While not a direct spin-off, the show was a result of Brigitte Nielsen and ...more
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Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin, Arthur Danto
Spin-off of The 11 O'Clock Show (1998–2000). Da Ali G Show is the name of two related satirical TV series created by and starring English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and featuring the character Ali G. The first series originally aired on ...more
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Viva La Bam is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Bam Margera, Vincent Margera, Ryan Dunn
Spin-off of Jackass (2000–2002). Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had ...more
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Teen Mom 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry
Spin-off of 16 and Pregnant (2009 - present). Teen Mom 2 is an American reality television series that premiered January 11, 2011, on MTV. It follows the lives of four girls from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their ...more
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United Bates of America is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
Spin-off of 19 Kids and Counting (2008 - 2015). The Bates family is a "mega-family" consisting of Gil and Kelly Bates and their 19 children living in Lake City, Tennessee. The family first came to prominence when they appeared on ...more