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The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s  

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List Rules Vote up the best spinoff series that aired in the 2010s

Spin-offs have always been a huge part of television programming, and with the rise of Peak TV in the 2010s it seems there's more spin-offs than ever. So while the results aren't always perfect, sometimes the choice to recreate what worked the first time produces some great TV shows. These are the best 2010s spin-offs, ranked from best to worst by TV fans all over the world. Some popular spin-offs follow a central character from the original series, while other shows take place in the same setting as its predecessor. Some of these top spin-off shows even surpassed the success of their previous installments.

What are some of the shows on this list? The Colbert Report was a huge hit for Comedy Central following in the footsteps of The Daily Show. The show's host, Stephen Colbert, first appeared on The Daily Show in popular segments like “Even Stephven” with Steve Carell. 90210 is another good spin-off that aired in the 2010s, while others like the CW's entire superhero lineup all spawned from The Arrow. 

The 2015 series, Better Call Saul, gave Breaking Bad fans a chance to get some background on one of their favorite characters, Saul Goodman. Also worth noting on this top 2010s spin-off list include The Cleveland Show, Private Practice, and Teen Mom, and an unexpected spin-off that takes place in the Riverdale universe, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

So, which 2010s spin-off is the best? Give your opinion by voting up your favorites!

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The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Grant Gustin, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker
Spin-off of Arrow (2012 - present). The Flash (The CW, 2014) is an American superhero television series developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Geoff Johns, based on the DC Comics character. CSI Barry Allen (Grant ...more
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Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn
Spin-off of Breaking Bad (2008–2013). Better Call Saul (AMC, 2015) is an American television drama series created by Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, and a spinoff prequel of Breaking Bad. The trials and tribulations of lawyer, Jimmy ...more
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Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter, Ben Savage
A decade after "Boy Meets World," Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children. The younger child, a daughter named Riley, faces life lessons through her family, ...more
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CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the popular book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. ...more
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Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten, Andrea Barber
Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom and sequel to the 1987–1995 television series Full House. It centers around D.J. Tanner-Fuller (Candace Cameron Bure), a veterinarian ...more
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Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill
DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television series spin-off from Arrow and The Flash, existing in the same fictional universe. Intending to stop ...more
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Prison Break: Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Prison Break: Resurrection Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies
The fifth season of Prison Break (also known as Prison Break: Resurrection) is a limited event television series and the continuation of the original series that aired on Fox from 2005 to 2009. ...more
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Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Ron Artest
Spin-off of MADtv (1995–2009). Key & Peele is an American sketch comedy television show. It stars Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, both former cast members of MADtv. Each episode of the show consists mainly of several ...more
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Spin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
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The Originals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
celmel added Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt

Spin-off of The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)

The Originals (The CW, 2013) is an American television series created by Julie Plec, and is a spinoff of The Vampire Diaries. Vampire-werewolf hybrid Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan) and his ...more
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The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan, Kevin Michael Richardson
Spin-off of Family Guy (1999–2003; 2005 - present). The Cleveland Show is an American adult animated sitcom created by Seth MacFarlane, Richard Appel, and Mike Henry for the Fox Broadcasting Company as a spin-off of Family Guy. The series centers ...more
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The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Frank Dillane
This show is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television series created by Robert Kirkman and Dave Erickson. A dysfunctional, blended family must reinvent themselves by learning new ...more
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24: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto, Jimmy Smits
24: Legacy (Fox, 2017) is a spin-off of the 2001 series 24. It follows the life of ex-Army Ranger Eric Carter (Corey Hawkins) who has returned to America, and the trouble that follows him back, ...more
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CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko, Patricia Arquette
Spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015). CSI: Cyber is an American police procedural drama television series that premiered on March 4, 2015, on CBS during the 2014–15 network television schedule.
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series created by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, based on the comic book series. Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) ...more
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Breakout Kings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Serinda Swan, Robert Knepper, Laz Alonso
Breakout Kings is an American drama television series that aired on the A&E network. It is a production of Fox 21. The series was created, written, and executive-produced by Nick Santora and ...more
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Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Jason Beghe, Jon Seda, Sophia Bush
Chicago P.D. (NBC, 2014) is an American police procedural drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. The show follows the Chicago Police Department uniformed cops who patrol ...more
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The Good Fight is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo, Rose Leslie
The Good Fight (CBS All Access, 2017) is a legal and political drama television series, a spin-off of the 2009 series The Good Wife. A year after the finale of The Good Wife, an enormous ...more
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Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta, Torrey DeVitto
Spin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
Chicago Med (NBC, 2015) is an American medical drama television series created by Dick Wolf and Matt Olmstead. Set in Chicago, the show focuses on the emergency department at Gaffney Chicago ...more
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Major Crimes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey, Tony Denison
Major Crimes (TNT, 2012) is an American television police procedural series created by James Duff, and a spinoff of The Closer. Following the departure of Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra ...more
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Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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Ravenswood is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn, Steven Cabral
Ravenswood was an American teen, supernatural drama, mystery-thriller television series created by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick and Joseph Dougherty. A spin-off of Pretty Little Liars, ABC ...more
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90210 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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