40 Short Lived TV Show Spin-Offs

Characters in TV history sometimes leave a popular show to have one of their own or the show might switch networks and get 'retooled' with a new setting and new characters added. The results can either be successful or an utter failure.
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1.
Joey (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In this spin-off of "Friends", Joey Tribbiani moves to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career. (30 mins.)
 
2.
Phyllis (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Spinoff from the popular "Mary Tyler Moore" series has Mary Richards' landlady, Phyllis Lindstrom, moving... (30 mins.)
Director: James Burrows
 
3.
After MASH (1983 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The Korean War has ended. Colonel Potter, Sergeant Klinger, and Father Mulcahy find themselves together once again, this time at a veteran's hospital. (30 mins.)
 
4.
The Ropers (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Stanley and Helen Roper, the beloved landlords from "Three's Company," have sold their apartment complex and moved into a new one... (30 mins.)
 
5.
Checking In (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The misadventures of Florence Johnson, a hotel maid who was previously seen serving the Jeffersons. (30 mins.)
 
6.
Gloria (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
This spin-off of "All in the Family" features the further adventures of Gloria Stivic and her son Joey. She and Mike are separated and she's gotten a job in a veterinarian's office. (30 mins.)
 
7.
The Colbys (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
This night time spin-off from the then top-rated series "Dynasty" featured the adventures of Jeff and Fallon Colby in California. (60 mins.)
 
8.
Flo (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A former Arizona waitress buys a rundown Texas bar. (30 mins.)
 
9.
704 Hauser (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Controversial show about a politically correct multi-ethnical family who moves into Archie Bunker's old house. (30 mins.)
 
10.
Booker (1989 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Dennis Booker, an ex-cop, is hired by the US office of a large Japanese company to investigate some suspect insurance claims... (60 mins.)
 
11.
Ozzie's Girls (1973 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
After their two sons leave home, Ozzie and Harriet rent their rooms to two beautiful college girls. (30 mins.)
 
12.
American Juniors (2003 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
The creators of "American Idol" brings a new Reality-TV series called "American Juniors", which also hosted by Ryan Seacrest... (60 mins.)
Director: Bruce Gowers
 
13.
Fish (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A grumpy New York cop and his wife adopt five rowdy foster children. (30 mins.)
 
14.
Galactica 1980 (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
When the Battlestar Galactica finally arrives at the planet Earth, they find they must subtly raise its tech level and protect Earth from the Cylons. (60 mins.)
 
15.
Baywatch Nights (1995 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
In this -far less successful, hence shorter-lived- Baywatch spin-off, Mitch Buchannon, the reliable... (60 mins.)
 
16.
Tabitha (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Tabitha Stephens is the daughter of Samantha and Darrin Stephens (from the series "Bewitched"). Like her mother... (30 mins.)
 
17.
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
(60 mins.)
 
18.
The Brady Brides (1981 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The oldest Brady girls, Marcia and Jan have grown up and met the men they have been looking for. The... (30 mins.)
 
19.
The Bradys (1990 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The further trials and tribulations of the extended Brady family, with the children all grown up and married and with children... (60 mins.)
 
20.
The Tortellis (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Short-lived spin-off series from Cheers centering on Carla's ex-husband and his family. (30 mins.)
 
21.
Mrs. Columbo (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Mrs. Kate Columbo, wife of the famous lieutenant, solves crimes as a reporter, while raising her little daughter. (60 mins.)
 
22.
Young Americans (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
This series portrays life at Rawley Summer Academy, an elite school in Connecticut where boys with a... (60 mins.)
 
23.
Enos (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
The big city adventures of Officer Enos Strate of Hazzard County. (60 mins.)
 
24.
The Golden Palace (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
While Dorothy got married again, Blanche, Rose and Sophia opened a hotel, called The Golden Palace. (30 mins.)
 
25.
Dirty Sally (1974 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Crotchety old lady Sally Fergus roams the Old West with young companion Cyrus. (30 mins.)
Director: Irving J. Moore
 
26.
Blansky's Beauties (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
27.
Out of the Blue (1979 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Random was an angel out to earn his wings by doing good deeds. He went to work as a high-school teacher... (30 mins.)
 
28.
Joanie Loves Chachi (1982 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
The romantic adventures of Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola as they pursue music careers in Chicago. (30 mins.)
 
29.
Billy (1992 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Short-lived spinoff to "Head of the Class". Billy MacGregor, the wacky Scot who took over the IHP class after Mr... (30 mins.)
 
30.
Buddies (1996 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Two friends decide to start up a film company. (30 mins.)
 
31.
Top of the Heap (1991 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A spinoff with characters from the "Married...with Children" series. Intellectually challenged Vinnie... (30 mins.)
Director: Gerry Cohen
 
32.
Grady (1975 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The solo adventures of Fred Sanford's pal Grady, who has moved on up to Los Angeles. (30 mins.)
Director: Gerren Keith
 
33.
Sanford Arms (1977 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
34.
Sanford (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Further adventures of Fred Sanford. The old cast is here, except Lamont. Fred has a new partner and a new girlfriend. (30 mins.)
 
35.
Those Amazing Animals (1980 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A show focusing on various animals both in the studio and in nature footage. (60 mins.)
 
36.
Three's a Crowd (1984 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Jack Tripper's co-habitation with Vicky Bradford is complicated by her hostile father's interference as Jack's landlord. (30 mins.)
 
37.
Mr. T and Tina (1976 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
(30 mins.)
 
38.
What's Happening Now! (1985 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
"What's Happening Now!" is a sequel to "What's Happening!," a TV series about the adult main characters (Raj, Dwayne, Rerun, Shirley, and Dee) as teenagers/children. (30 mins.)
 
39.
The Law and Harry McGraw (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Harry MacGraw is a private investigator who appeared three times in the television series, Murder, She Wrote... (60 mins.)
 
40.
Models Inc. (1994 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Spin-off to Melrose Place transplanting Amanda Woodward's mother Hillary Michaels to this show. Set in Los Angeles... (60 mins.)
Director: Jim Stimpson