15 Great TV Shows You (Blessedly) Forgot Had Disastrous Spinoffs

Are you sitting down? This may come as a surprise, but TV execs will do anything to make a buck – up to, including, and especially bastardizing your favorite characters. They know you just want one last hit of M*A*S*H, and even if the spinoff sucks, you'll tune in long enough for them to sell you some Brylcreem or whatever.

Here are some smash-hit TV shows that were subjected to head-scratching spinoffs:

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The Golden Girls THE GOLDEN PALACE CRACKED COM The Girls (minus Dorothy) get duped into buying a failing Miami hotel, and end up having to, ugh, work.

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Bewitched TABITHA Tabitha CRACKED COM Execs started jonesing for that witch money 5 years after Bewitched ended. They made a short-lived show about no

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Home Improvement BUDDIES Dave Chappelle and Jim Breuer made a cameo on Tool Time that became an instant classic. They were rewarded with a spinoff sta

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The Flintstones THE PEBBLES AND BAMM-BAMM SHOW CRACKED COM As you can tell from Pebbles' hair bone and Bamm's turtle fedora, this show was all about p

11

Doctor Who K-9 1.9 CRACKED.COM Writer Bob Baker co-created the robotic dog-ish companion, and owned partial rights to it. But since the BBC wasn't inv

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The Brady Bunch THE BRADY BRIDES CRACKED COM As they were developing a TV movie called The Brady Girls Get Married, they decided it should in fact be

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Blue's Clues BLUE'S ROOM CRACKED COM This I-puppet spinoff, which actually overlapped with the real deal for 3 years, revealed that Blue could talk th

8

M'A'*S'H AM SH CRACKEDCON AfterMAsH was supposed to let America keep up with its favorite soldiers after the Korean War. But by 1983, Americans had, t

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That '70s Show THAT '80S SHOW CRACKED COM Ever wonder what That '70s Show would be like if it took place in a Hot Topic and starred a pre-fame Glenn H

6

The X-Files THE LONE GUNMEN CRACKED.COM These three stooges were recurring conspiracy theorists on The X-Files, before getting their own show for a se

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M*A'*S'H W*A*L*T*E*R CRACKED COM Technically, this is a spinoff of a spinoff (the doomed, season AfterMash). They took the popular character Radar, st

4

Welcome Back, Kotter MR. T AND TINA CRACKED COM Before he played the iconic Mr. Miyagi, Pat Morita played two Takahashis at the same time. He was Arno

3

Happy Days BLANSKY'S BEAUTIES SCOTI BAIO If they could turn a single appearance by an oddly hairy alien into the wildly successful Mork & Mindy, they

2

Cheers THE TORTELLIS With a stacked, dynamic cast of classic characters, who deserves a spinoff more than: Carla...'s ex-husband... and his new family

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Rugrats RUGRATS: PRE-SCHOOL DAZE Nickelodeon decided to go back in time, to when their hit characters didn't exist yet, and see what Angelica was up t

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