One of the most inevitable things in the TV universe, is that when a show either is close to ending or at it’s creative peak, someone’s gonna try to figure out how to capitalize on it further, and try to create a spin off. Sometimes, they’ll get it right, like with Frasier spinning off of Cheers or Star Trek: TNG from the original. More often than not, however, spin offs tank hard.
In most cases, TV execs don’t understand or respect the magic of the original, and just chase the dollar signs. Hopefully, with the recent announcement of a Game of Thrones prequel/spin off, someone’s been paying attention to what makes a spin off good vs. a turd.
Check ’em out below and let me know if I’ve missed a spin off or two. Maybe I can make a successful spin off of this post.