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The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s

Updated December 8, 2018 388 votes 96 voters26 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    Angel is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Angel

    David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter

    Premiered1999

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural drama, Supernatural, Action/Adventure, Drama, Horror Film

    Spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

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    Frasier is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Frasier

    Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves

    Premiered1993

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Spin-off of Cheers (1982-1993).

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    CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    CSI: Miami

    David Caruso, Emily Procter

    Premiered2002

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action

    Spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000-2015).

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  • 4
    NCIS is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    NCIS

    Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Police procedural, Drama, Thriller

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  • 5
    Star Trek: Enterprise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Star Trek: Enterprise

    Scott Bakula, John Billingsley

    Premiered2001

    Genres (Tv)Military science fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Spin-off of Star Trek: The Original Series (1966–1969).
  • 6
    Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    11

    Teen Mom

    Farrah Abraham, Maci Bookout

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Reality television

    Spin-off of 16 and Pregnant (2009 - present).
  • 7
    Daria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Daria

    Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes

    Premiered1997

    Genres (Tv)Animation, Sitcom, Comedy, Animated series

    Spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head (1992–1997, 2011).

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  • 8
    90210 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    90210

    Rob Estes, Shenae Grimes

    Premiered2008

    Genres (Tv)Teen drama

    Spin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000).

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  • 9
    The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    The Colbert Report

    Stephen Colbert, Jay Katsir

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Talk show, News, Parody, Comedy

    Spin-off of The Daily Show (1996–1999).

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  • 10
    Alf's Hit Talk Show is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Alf's Hit Talk Show

    Ed McMahon, Paul Fusco

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Talk show, Comedy, Puppet

    Spin-off of ALF (1986–1990).
  • 11
    Da Ali G Show is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Da Ali G Show

    Sacha Baron Cohen, Buzz Aldrin

    Premiered2000

    Genres (Tv)Satire, Comedy

    Spin-off of The 11 O'Clock Show (1998–2000).

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  • 12
    The Hills is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    The Hills

    Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Reality

    Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County (2004–2006).
  • 13
    CSI: NY is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    CSI: NY

    Gary Sinise, Carmine Giovinazzo

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live action

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  • 14
    Joey is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
    4
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    Joey

    Matt LeBlanc, Paulo Costanzo

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Comedy

    Spin-off of Friends (1994–2004).
  • 15
    The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Reality, Dating

    Spin-off of The Bachelor (2002 - present).

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  • 16
    The Closer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    The Closer

    Kyra Sedgwick, J.K. Simmons

    Premiered2005

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama

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  • 17
    Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    1

    Torchwood

    John Barrowman, Eve Myles

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Adventure film, Action

    Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Inspector Lewis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    1

    Inspector Lewis

    Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Drama, Mystery

    Lewis is a British television detective drama produced for ITV. A spin-off from Inspector... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Boston Legal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Boston Legal

    James Spader, William Shatner

    Premiered2004

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Drama, Comedy-drama, Comedy, Legal drama

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  • 20
    The Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    7

    The Game

    Hosea Chanchez, Wendy Raquel Robinson

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom, Drama, Sports film, Comedy-drama, Comedy

    Spin-off of Girlfriends (2000–2008).

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  • 21
    Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
    4
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    Flavor of Love

    Flavor Flav, Dion Graham

    Premiered2006

    Genres (Tv)Game show, Reality television

    Spin-off of The Surreal Life (2003–2006).

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  • 22
    Viva La Bam is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
    4
    12

    Viva La Bam

    Bam Margera, Vincent Margera

    Premiered2003

    Genres (Tv)Comedy, Reality television

    Spin-off of Jackass (2000–2002).
  • 23
    Private Practice is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
    5
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    Private Practice

    Kate Walsh, Paul Adelstein

    Premiered2007

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama, Drama, Comedy-drama, Medical fiction

    Spin-off of Grey's Anatomy (2005 - present).

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  • 24
    Teen Mom 2 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2000s
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    Teen Mom 2

    Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska

    Premiered2011

    Genres (Tv)Documentary, Reality television

    Spin-off of 16 and Pregnant (2009 - present).

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  • 25
    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).
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