11 Spin-Offs That Were Better Than They Had Any Right To Be
When a movie or TV show is successful, it's not unusual for the studios to want to capitalize on that success by creating a spin-off. A spin-off is a new show or movie that is based on an established property and often features some of the same characters. Spin-offs can be a great way to continue the story of a favorite character or explore different aspects of the original property. However, they can also be risky since they may not be as popular as the original.
Spin-offs often seem like unwanted attempts to claw a couple of last dollars from a successful show through the TV ratings of the world's ants. But some of them aren't just for people who are too tired to change the channel after the show they like is over. In fact, some of the most successful and critically acclaimed TV shows of all time started as spin-offs. Here are 11 of the best.