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The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s

Updated June 3, 2020 516 votes 111 voters32 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    The Flash is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    The Flash

    Grant Gustin, Candice Patton

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Superhero, Action, Sci-fi, Drama

    Spin-off of Arrow (2012 - present).
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  • 2
    Better Call Saul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Better Call Saul

    Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Crime Fiction, Drama, Comedy

    Spin-off of Breaking Bad (2008–2013).
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  • 3
    Girl Meets World is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Girl Meets World

    Rowan Blanchard, Sabrina Carpenter

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Children's television series, Comedy, Family Film

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  • 4
    CSI: Miami is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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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  • 5
    The Vampire Diaries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    The Vampire Diaries

    Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Supernatural, Drama, Horror, Fantasy

    The Vampire Diaries (The CW, 2009) is an American supernatural teen drama television series... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Fuller House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    4

    Fuller House

    Candace Cameron Bure, Jodie Sweeten

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Sitcom

    Fuller House (Netflix, 2016) is an American family sitcom created by Jeff Franklin, and a... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 7
    Legends of Tomorrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Legends of Tomorrow

    Victor Garber, Brandon Routh

    Premiered2016

    Genres (Tv)Superhero fiction, Action, Adventure, Science fiction, Fantasy

    DC's Legends of Tomorrow (The CW, 2016) is an American superhero action-adventure television... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button

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  • 8
    Prison Break: Resurrection is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
    4
    4

    Prison Break: Resurrection

    Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell

    Genres (Tv)Action

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  • 9
    Chicago P.D. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Chicago P.D.

    Jason Beghe, Jon Seda

    Premiered2014

    Genres (Tv)Crime, Drama

    Spin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
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  • 10
    Key & Peele is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Key & Peele

    Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Sketch comedy

    Spin-off of MADtv (1995–2009).
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  • 11
    The Originals is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    The Originals

    Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Romance Film, Supernatural drama, Teen drama, Suspense, Drama

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

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  • 12
    Fear the Walking Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Fear the Walking Dead

    Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Horror

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  • 13
    24: Legacy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    24: Legacy

    Corey Hawkins, Miranda Otto

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Science Fiction, Action

    24: Legacy (Fox, 2017) is a spin-off of the 2001 series 24. It follows the life of ex-Army... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    The Cleveland Show is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    The Cleveland Show

    Mike Henry, Sanaa Lathan

    Premiered2009

    Genres (Tv)Black comedy, Animation, Sitcom, Satire, Comedy

    Spin-off of Family Guy (1999–2003; 2005 - present).
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  • 15
    Torchwood is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Torchwood

    John Barrowman, Eve Myles

    Premiered2006

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

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  • 16
    The Colbert Report is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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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  • 17
    CSI: Cyber is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    CSI: Cyber

    Shad Moss, Hayley Kiyoko

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Police procedural

    Spin-off of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000–2015).
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  • 18
    Breakout Kings is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Breakout Kings

    Serinda Swan, Robert Knepper

    Premiered2011

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

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  • 19
    Major Crimes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Major Crimes

    Mary McDonnell, G. W. Bailey

    Premiered2012

    Genres (Tv)Police procedural, Crime, Drama

    Major Crimes (TNT, 2012) is an American television police procedural series created by James... more on Wikipediaamazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Ravenswood is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Ravenswood

    Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn

    Premiered2013

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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    The Good Fight is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    The Good Fight

    Christine Baranski, Cush Jumbo

    Premiered2017

    Genres (Tv)Legal drama, Political Drama

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    Chicago Med is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Chicago Med

    Nick Gehlfuss, Yaya DaCosta

    Premiered2015

    Genres (Tv)Medical drama

    Spin-off of Chicago Fire (2012 - present).
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

    Kiernan Shipka, Jaz Sinclair

    Premiered2018

    Genres (Tv)Drama, Mystery, Supernatural

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  • 24
    90210 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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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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  • 25
    Check It Out!, with Dr. Steve  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Spin-Offs of the 2010s
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    Check It Out!, with Dr. Steve Brule

    John C. Reilly, Carol Kraft

    Premiered2010

    Genres (Tv)Comedy

    Spin-off of Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2007–2010).
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