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!
Genres (Tv): Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, DramaSpin-off of Arrow (2012 - present).
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Drama, ComedySpin-off of Breaking Bad (2008–2013).
Genres (Tv): Children's television series, Comedy, Family FilmA decade after "Boy Meets World," Cory and Topanga Matthews are married and have two children.... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Police procedural, Crime, Drama, Live actionSpin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015).
Genres (Tv): Supernatural, Drama, Horror, FantasyThe Vampire Diaries (The CW, 2009) is an American supernatural teen drama television series... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): SitcomFuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom created by Jeff Franklin, and a... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, FantasyDC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipedia
Prison Break: ResurrectionWentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell
Genres (Tv): ActionThe fifth season of Prison Break (also known as Prison Break: Resurrection) is a limited event... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Crime, DramaSpin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
Genres (Tv): Sketch comedySpin-off of MADtv (1995–2009).
Genres (Tv): Romance Film, Supernatural drama, Teen drama, Suspense, Drama
Spin-off of The Vampire Diaries (2009-2017)
Genres (Tv): Drama, HorrorFear of the Walking Dead (AMC, 2015) is an American post-apocalyptic horror drama television... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Drama, Science Fiction, Action24: Legacy (Fox, 2017) is a spin-off of the 2001 series 24. It follows the life of ex-Army... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, ComedySpin-off of Family Guy (1999–2003; 2005 - present).
Genres (Tv): Action/Adventure, Crime, Drama, Adventure film, ActionTorchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. A... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Satire, Talk show, News, Parody, ComedySpin-off of The Daily Show (1996–1999).
Genres (Tv): Drama, Police proceduralSpin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015).
Genres (Tv): Crime Fiction, Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Adventure filmBreakout Kings is an American drama television series that aired on the A&E network. It is a... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Police procedural, Crime, DramaMajor Crimes (TNT, 2012) is an American television police procedural series created by James... more on Wikipedia
RavenswoodNicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn
Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, ThrillerRavenswood was an American teen, supernatural drama, mystery-thriller television series... more on Wikipedia
The Good FightChristine Baranski, Cush Jumbo
Genres (Tv): Legal drama, Political DramaThe Good Fight (CBS All Access, 2017) is a legal and political drama television series, a... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Medical dramaSpin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
Genres (Tv): Drama, Mystery, SupernaturalChilling Adventures of Sabrina (Netflix, 2018) is an American supernatural television series... more on Wikipedia
Genres (Tv): Teen dramaSpin-off of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000).
Genres (Tv): ComedySpin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2010).