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April 29, 2011

I am about to watch one of my favorite shows in a minute (Big Bang Theory) so I thought I would make a list of my all time favorite spin-offs.  Even though BBT is not a spin-off. This list doesn’t include shows that were started as continuations of other shows (ie Star Trek The Next Generation) or remake shows (Battlestar Galactica)

5. The Facts Of Life- Spun off from Different Strokes. This show spun George Clooney off into an acting career.  So if you think about it, we have Gary Coleman to thank for George Clooney’s douchebaggery.

4. Angel- Spun off from Buffy The Vampire Slayer. It took a little time to find it’s own voice but eventually became just as good as Buffy.  In my opinion.

3. The Jeffersons- Spun off from All In The Family.  My love of this show comes from my love of Sherman Helmsley. The guy just makes me laugh. I also loved him in Amen.

2. Family Matters- Spun off from Perfect Strangers (many people don’t know this).  Yes it gave birth to Steve Urkel but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some good wholesome family fun.  And Carl Winslow was the man.

1. Torchwood- Spun off from Doctor Who. A show that took a great character but went a whole different way with it. Love it.