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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked

The 20 Best TV Spin-off Series of All Time, Ranked
The early success of CBS’ new “The Big Bang Theory” prequel “Young Sheldon” is a reminder that often the most successful spin-offs look or feel completely different from their mother ship. “The Simpsons” was nothing like “The Tracey Ullman Show.” “Mork and Mindy” was set in a different time frame than “Happy Days.” And “Maude,” “The Jeffersons” and “Good Times” featured characters with a completely different mindset from “All in the Family’s” Archie Bunker.

Try as TV executives and creators might, it’s nearly impossible to replicate success in the same world or with many of the same characters. (Looking at you, “Joey” and “AfterMASH.”) Some of the best TV spinoffs succeed specifically because they approach a familiar template from a completely different angle. Spin-offs come in many forms: Some are continuations of series that have ended. Others follow popular characters on their own journeys. And some are simply planted into a hit show,
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Co-Stars Compete in Lead Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series Category

In the fifth episode of the FX limited series “Feud,” aptly titled “And the Winner Is … (The Oscars of 1963),” bitter rivals Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) go head-to-head at the Oscars. Never mind that Crawford wasn’t even nominated: She manages to steal the night by offering to accept the golden statue on behalf of the other lead actress nominees.

And now Lange and Sarandon find themselves nominated against each other in probably the most competitive category of the year: lead actress in a limited series or TV movie. But don’t draw any parallels to the actresses they played on screen; Lange assures us there are no real-life similarities. “I was so happy the day I saw the nominations and realized the six main actors in the piece were all nominated,” Lange says, referring not only to her and Sarandon, but also their supporting cast of Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman
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Time Flies! Eva Longoria Pays Tribute to Her Desperate Housewives Costars in #WCW Instagram Post

Time Flies! Eva Longoria Pays Tribute to Her Desperate Housewives Costars in #WCW Instagram Post
Eva Longoria celebrated her #WCW with a look back at Wisteria Lane!

The actress and businesswoman, 42, posted a photoon Wednesday from her days on the highly popular ABC series Desperate Housewives, shouting out actresses Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman and Teri Hatcher.

“My woman crush Wednesday are my Dh girls who I miss so much! This pic was around 2005 I think! #TimeFlies #DesperateHousewives.”

The show was on the air for eight seasons and after it ended, Longoria took a much-needed break from TV.

“I hit the lottery with Housewives,” the actress told People in 2015. “But when it was over, I made
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Q&A: Massimo Dobrovic Discusses Age Of The Living Dead, Feel The Dead, and His New Cookbook

Born on Halloween night (in the Us, although it was already November 1st in Yugoslavia), actor Massimo Dobrovic has shared a link with the horror genre since his birth, and he's strengthened that connection over the years with memorable roles in a wide range of films and TV series. After stepping into the world of vampires in Nocturna, Massimo turns his attention to zombies with key roles in two upcoming TV series, Age of the Living Dead and Feel the Dead. For our latest Q&A feature, we caught up with Massimo to discuss both series, as well as working with Brendan Fraser on Behind the Curtain of Night, his new cookbook, and much more.

Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions for us, Massimo. You’ve acted in a lot of projects in recent years, including several in the horror genre. What do you enjoy the most
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Emmy Contenders 2017: Guest Actress in a Drama

Emmy Contenders 2017: Guest Actress in a Drama
As two-time winner Margo Martindale was promoted to the supporting actress race for her work on “The Americans,” the category is free to crown a new winner. But it’s still likely to be a previous Emmy winner or nominee. Laverne Cox and Cicely Tyson have all been nominated for their roles here before; look for repeats. Khandi Alexander in particular enjoyed a fantastic turn in the “Scandal” finale, complete with memorable Mama Pope monologues. Carrie Preston has actually won for playing quirky lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni on “The Good Wife,” but now she’s moved to its spinoff “The Good Fight.” If enough voters caught the show on CBS All Access, she should be a lock for a nom. Alison Wright and Kim Dickens could earn their first nominations for their work on “The Americans” and “House of Cards,” shows they’ve been a part of for some time now. New
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Quantico on the Bubble: Keep or Cut?

Quantico on the Bubble: Keep or Cut?
By mid-May, the broadcast networks must make some tough calls as to which series will return for the 2017-18 TV season, and which… won’t.

As that deadline draws near, TVLine is singling out a few “bubble” shows and sizing up their prospects — based in large part on creative strides (and stumbles) and future potential, but also with a requisite nod to cold, hard numbers.

Next up is a spy show that has done recon on what its audience does and doesn’t want — but is it too late?

Related2017 Renewal Scorecard: What’s Coming Back? What’s Getting Cancelled?
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Quantico Recap: Madam President, History Has Its Eyes on You

Need to catch up? Check out the previous Quantico recap here.

Remember when Quantico was fun-but-far-fetched? Yeah, those were good times.

There’s a moment in this week’s Quantico where Marcia Cross’ now-President Claire Haas delivers a monologue that Hillary Clinton herself has probably muttered to herself while walking the woods of Chappaqua.

When Shelby asks the former vice president why she isn’t ready to “just do the right thing” in regard to the show’s pressing terrorist problem, Claire replies, “Because I wasn’t elected. America elected a half-as-qualified man with next to no experience, a man
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'Quantico' Boss on Female President's "Glass Ceiling" Speech, Trump's Immigration Ban

[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Quantico, "Zrtorch."]

Quantico's female president made her debut on Monday night with a speech invoking Hillary Clinton's campaign and stunning loss in the November U.S. election.

"Men don't like to admit glass ceilings exist because they are the glass ceiling," explains Madam President Clair Haas (Marcia Cross) of entering the Oval Office by default after the former president stepped down. "It's not getting the job that's going to change the way Americans feel about women; it's what I do with it."

President Haas has been called upon...
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Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Gilmore Girls, Htgawm, Veep, Vampire Diaries, Once, Suits, Gotham, Arrow and More

Ask Ausiello: Spoilers on Gilmore Girls, Htgawm, Veep, Vampire Diaries, Once, Suits, Gotham, Arrow and More
Got a scoop request? An anonymous tip you’re dying to share? Send any/all of the above to askausiello@tvline.com

Question: I know Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said she hasn’t watched Season 7 and therefore didn’t see how hurt Richard and Emily were after the Paris elopement. But (Spoiler Alert!) after all the therapy and healing in the revival, how could Lorelai get married without her mom present again? —Katie

Ausiello: Get with the proverbial program, Katie. This issue was put to bed last week in my wide-ranging post mortem with As-p. Towards the end of the Q&A,
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Everwood: Cast and Crew Recall TV Show's Cancellation

Everwood premiered on in 2002, and ran for four seasons, before being cancelled by The WB in 2006, as it was merging with Upn to form The CW. Created by Greg Berlanti, this family drama set in fictional Everwood, Colorado, featured widowed Manhattan neurosurgeon, Dr. Andrew Brown (Treat Williams). In the wake of his wife's death, Brown moves his children Ephram (Gregory Smith) and Delia (Vivien Cardone) to the small town.The two-part series finale, "Foreverwood," aired on June 5, 2006. Everwood also starred: Emily VanCamp, Debra Mooney, John Beasley, Chris Pratt, Tom Amandes, Stephanie Niznik, Merrilyn Gann, Scott Wolf, Sarah Drew, Jan Broberg, Sarah Lancaster, Marcia Cross, Justin Baldoni, and Whitney Lee.After the jump, find out what Berlanti, Ep Rina Mimoun, and the stars have to say about Everwood's cancellation. Read More…
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Hollywood’s Biggest Stars Show Support at ‘Stand Up to Cancer’ Telecast

Stand Up to Cancer” staged its fifth televised fundraising special on Friday at Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

The telefundraiser, which was executive produced by Bradley Cooper, attracted some of the biggest names in Hollywood. The red carpet was graced by A-List celebrities and media personalities that included Cooper, Emma Stone, Tony Hale, Kathy Bates, Mayim Bialik, Marcia Cross, Eric Stonestreet, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Shannen Doherty, and Katie Couric, among many others.

Couric, who is one of the co-founders of the foundation and serves on SU2C’s Council of Founders and Advisors, noted that teamwork and cooperation is essential in finding a cure for the disease.

“I think that collaboration is the key,” said Couric. “I think as we understand more and more how cancer cells behave, we’re going to figure out more and more ways to attack them.”

Couric also stressed the necessity of continuous cancer research.

“It
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6 Co-Stars Who Didn't Get Along on Popular TV Series

Do you like everyone you've ever worked with? Even the most chilled-out people butt heads with others sometimes. That tension only gets worse if you're forced to spend a ton of time together while filming. No, not all co-stars are friendly all the time, even if they play two peas in the proverbial pod on TV.

The real-life tiffs between actors can be difficult for fans to digest. As much as you worship the stars of your favorite shows, you also want to believe that some of the relationships playing out on screen are equally poignant and close behind the scenes. These six sets of feuding television cast-mates prove that the stars really are like regular people: Sometimes, they just can't get along.

1. 'The Good Wife' (2009 - )

What wouldn't a fan of the sexy legal drama do to find out what really went on between Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi?
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'Quantico' Season 1 Finale Photos: The Nats Graduate and Alex Faces the Terrorist

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'Quantico' Season 1 Finale Photos: The Nats Graduate and Alex Faces the Terrorist
Official photos from the season 1 finale (season 1 episode 22) of Quantico, airing Sunday, May 15 at 10pm on ABC.

"Yes" -- It's graduation day for the Nats of Quantico, while, in the future, Alex and her team find themselves head-to-head with the terrorist. Guest starring: Marcia Cross as Claire Haas, Mark Pellegrino as Deputy Director Clayton Haas, Jacob Artist as Brandon, Ariane Rinehart as Louisa, Li Jun Li as Iris Chang, Jay Armstrong Johnson as Will Olsen and Henry Czerny as Walter Keyes.
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Quantico's Kelly Rutherford: Shelby's Mom Faked Death 'To Protect Her'

Quantico's Kelly Rutherford: Shelby's Mom Faked Death 'To Protect Her'
If you thought Lily van der Woodsen was a mother with issues, just wait until you meet Laura Wyatt.

The two fictional characters bear an extreme likeness — because they’re both played by Melrose Place alum Kelly Rutherford — but while the Gossip Girl matriarch’s heart was usually in the right place, the Quantico mama’s motives aren’t as clear.

RelatedQuantico Ep Teases Another Nat’s Absence From Future Storyline

Rutherford debuts on the ABC drama this Sunday (10/9c) as the until-recently-presumed-dead mother of Johanna Braddy’s Shelby. We caught up with Rutherford in advance of her first
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'Quantico' Episode 18 Photos: Alex Learns Some Shocking News About Caleb

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'Quantico' Episode 18 Photos: Alex Learns Some Shocking News About Caleb
Official photos from season 1 episode 18 of Quantico, airing Sunday, April 17 at 10pm on ABC.

"Soon" -- At Quantico, the NATs look into each other's background to determine who gets high-level security clearance, and in the process Alex, Shelby and Iris learn some surprising truths about Drew, Will and Caleb. Meanwhile, in the future, Alex contacts Claire Haas (guest star Marcia Cross) in order to find her missing friends and is shocked when she discovers what happened to Caleb.
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'Quantico' Episode 16 Photos: Can the Nats Win an Unwinnable Training Exercise?

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'Quantico' Episode 16 Photos: Can the Nats Win an Unwinnable Training Exercise?
Official photos from season 1 episode 16 of Quantico, airing Sunday April 3 at 10pm on ABC.

"Clue" -- The Nats are given an unwinnable exercise that hits too close to home for Shelby: At Quantico, the Nats are given a training exercise that hits too close to home for Shelby. While in the future, Alex finds an unlikely ally in Hannah, as she continues to try and stop the terrorist from striking again. Guest starring: Marcia Cross, Eliza Coupe, Jacob Artist, Lenny Platt, Li Jun Li and Jay Armstrong Johnson.
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'Quantico' Episode 15 Photos: The Campus Comes Under Attack

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'Quantico' Episode 15 Photos: The Campus Comes Under Attack
Official photos from season 1 episode 15 of Quantico, which airs on Sunday, March 27 at 10pm on ABC.

"Turn" -- Quantico is under attack when a terrorist cell tries to infiltrate the campus: A terror cell tries to infiltrate Quantico, forcing Miranda and Liam to pay a deadly price. While in the future, Alex continues to get instructions from the terrorist -- only this time, it's Claire Haas' (played by Marcia Cross) life that hangs in the balance, on Quantico.
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First Look: Meet the Mommy Group at the Center of Bravo's New Series There Goes the Motherhood

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Bravo's latest reality series takes you inside one of life's most exclusive clubs: Motherhood. People has the exclusive First Look at There Goes the Motherhood, a new reality show debuting this spring about six Los Angeles mothers who meet after snagging spots in the highly coveted mommy group run by parenting expert Jill Spivack. "Being a mom is kind of like an exclusive club," says one of the mothers in the supertease. "You experience things on a whole different level, and the only people who can really relate are other moms." This season's mothers includes: Beth Bowen, Jen Bush, Stefanie Fair,
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Quantico Review: Alex Testifies Before Congress

At long last, Quantico has finally returned from its winter hiatus. The mid-season finale had some big reveals and cliffhanger moments, so let’s jump right in and see what happened in tonight’s spring premiere, “Alex.” The episode opens with Alex, post-bombing, testifying before the Senate about Elias. She’s working to convince the world that he was simply the scapegoat, but she’s finding it difficult to convince those that are most important, such as Caleb’s mother Claire (played by Marcia Cross), the Democratic nominee for Vice President. We got a little taste of Claire at the end of the first half of Quantico‘s

Quantico Review: Alex Testifies Before Congress
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