Best Television Spin-offs of All-Time

This list includes some of the Best Spin-offs of all-time.
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1.
Happy Days (1974 TV Series)
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The Cunningham family live through the 1950s with help and guidance from the lovable and almost superhuman greaser, Fonzie. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Love, American Style ” - statesnet975
 
2.
The Andy Griffith Show (1960 TV Series)
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Widower Sheriff Andy and his son Opie live with Andy's Aunt Bee in Mayberry NC. With virtually no crimes to solve, most of Andy's time is spent philosophizing and calming down his cousin Deputy Barney. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Make Room for Daddy ” - statesnet975
 
3.
Frasier (1993 TV Series)
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Dr. Frasier Crane moves back to his hometown of Seattle where he lives with his father and works as a radio psychiatrist. (22 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Cheers ” - statesnet975
 
4.
The Jeffersons (1975 TV Series)
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A nouveau riche, African-American family who move into a luxury apartment building develop close, if occasionally fractious, relationships with other tenants. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: All in the Family ” - statesnet975
 
5.
CSI: NY (2004 TV Series)
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CSI Head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes in New York City. (43 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ” - statesnet975
 
6.
The Facts of Life (1979 TV Series)
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A group of girls, attending a boarding school, tackle issues throughout teenage life and later adulthood. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Diff'rent Strokes ” - statesnet975
 
7.
Laverne & Shirley (1976 TV Series)
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The misadventures of two single women in the 1950s and '60s. (30 mins.)
Director: Cindy Williams
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Happy Days ” - statesnet975
 
8.
Melrose Place (1992 TV Series)
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The lives and loves of a group of young adults living in "Melrose Place" in California. Each with their own dreams and drives... (60 mins.)
Director: Paul Wales
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Beverly Hills, 90210 ” - statesnet975
 
9.
Rhoda (1974 TV Series)
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After spending several years in her young adult life in Minneapolis but with her brash Bronx Jewish upbringing in tow and with its associated sarcasm... (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Mary Tyler Moore Show ” - statesnet975
 
10.
Saved by the Bell (1989 TV Series)
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A TV show centered on six students and their years at Bayside High School in Palisades, California. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Good Morning, Miss Bliss ” - statesnet975
 
11.
Family Matters (1989 TV Series)
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Long-running Perfect Strangers spin-off series centering on the Winslow family and their pesky next-door neighbor, ultra-nerd Steve Urkel. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Perfect Strangers ” - statesnet975
 
12.
Benson (1979 TV Series)
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Jessica Tate's sharp-tongued former butler, Benson DuBois, moves up in the world, becoming first the governor's "director of household affairs," then the state's budget director, then lieutenant governor and candidate for the executive mansion. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Soap ” - statesnet975
 
13.
NCIS (2003 TV Series)
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The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service's Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. (60 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: JAG ” - statesnet975
 
14.
Knots Landing (1979 TV Series)
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Gary and Valene Ewing, relatives of the Ewing clan of Dallas, arrive in Knots Landing to make a new home for themselves. However, scheming Abby Fairgate-Cunningham later breaks up their marriage when she seduces Gary. (60 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Dallas ” - statesnet975
 
15.
Mama's Family (1983 TV Series)
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Thelma Harper and her spinster sister Fran open their home to Thelma's recently divorced son Vinton and his teenage son and daughter... (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Carol Burnett Show ” - statesnet975
 
16.
The Joey Bishop Show (1961 TV Series)
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Joey Barnes is the host of a TV talk show originating in New York. Each episode dealt with events in his personal and professional life as a celebrity... (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Make Room for Daddy ” - statesnet975
 
17.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999 TV Series)
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This show introduces the Special Victims Unit, a specially trained squad of detectives in the NYPD who investigate sexually related crimes. (60 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Law & Order ” - statesnet975
 
18.
Angel (1999 TV Series)
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The vampire Angel, cursed with a soul, moves to Los Angeles and aids people with supernatural-related problems while questing for his own redemption. (44 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Buffy, the Vampire Slayer ” - statesnet975
 
19.
Empty Nest (1988 TV Series)
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"Empty Nest" is set in Miami and tells of the day to day misadventures of a widowed pediatrician, Harry Weston... (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Golden Girls ” - statesnet975
 
20.
Boston Legal (2004 TV Series)
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Boston Legal is a spin-off of the long-running Kelley series The Practice, following the exploits of former Practice character Alan Shore (James Spader) at the legal firm of Crane, Poole and Schmidt. (44 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Practice ” - statesnet975
 
21.
Mork & Mindy (1978 TV Series)
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A wacky alien comes to Earth to study its residents, and the life of the human woman he boards with is never the same. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Happy Days ” - statesnet975
 
22.
CSI: Miami (2002 TV Series)
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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit. (43 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ” - statesnet975
 
23.
Adam-12 (1968 TV Series)
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Two regular police officers patrol Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Dragnet ” - statesnet975
 
24.
Maude (1972 TV Series)
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This "All In The Family" spin-off centers around Edith's cousin, Maude Findlay. She's a liberal, independent woman living in Tuckahoe... (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: All in the Family ” - statesnet975
 
25.
Green Acres (1965 TV Series)
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A New York City attorney and his wife attempt to live as genteel farmers in the bizarre community of Hooterville. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Petticoat Junction ” - statesnet975
 
26.
NCIS: Los Angeles (2009 TV Series)
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The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks. (43 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: NCIS ” - statesnet975
 
27.
A Different World (1987 TV Series)
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A group of students at a historically Black university struggle to make it through college. (60 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Cosby Show ” - statesnet975
 
28.
Mayberry R.F.D. (1968 TV Series)
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The further misadventures of the citizens of Mayberry. (30 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Andy Griffith Show ” - statesnet975
 
29.
Diagnosis Murder (1993 TV Series)
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Dr. Mark Sloan has a knack for getting into trouble, negotiating the twists and turns of mysteries and solving crimes with the help of his son, Steve, a homicide detective. (45 mins.)
Director: Jerry London
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: Matlock ” - statesnet975
 
30.
Lou Grant (1977 TV Series)
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The trials of the former TV station manager, turned newspaper city editor, and his journalist staff. (60 mins.)
“ SPUN-OFF FROM: The Mary Tyler Moore Show ” - statesnet975