15 TV Show Spinoffs That Are Formulaic Garbage (And Why)

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Networks and studios have figured out that the best way to cash in on a popular movie or show is with a spinoff. What they haven't figured out is how not to create formulaic garbage. So we asked our readers to explain Hollywood's deeply-flawed creative process, in three steps.

We couldn't persuade them to walk their explanations over to the studios, though. Go figure.

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1. CRACKEDC COM Make a spin-off about the show's best-acted character. 2. young Replace that sheldon actor with a dull kid. 3. Use all the same jokes.

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CRACKEDoO 1. The 'LEVELAN USETHE BLANDEST HOW CHARAGTER! 2. BLATANTLY MAKE CARBON COPIESOF- THE MAIN CAST! 3. AGTUALLY, BLATANTLY COPY EVERYTHING!

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Entry by Quinton Darby

1. Our fire fighter show is really popular. Let's do the same thing. but with cops! CHLCAGO P.D. 2. Another success! Now try doctors! CHICAGO MVED 3.

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CRACKED.CON 1. ANGEL GIVE A SHOW TO THE OFF-PUTTING WEIRDO! 2. PAIR HIM WITH THE MOST NONSENSICAL MATCH IMAGINABLE! 3. CRAP ON THE PREVIOUS SHOW'S FIN

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Entry by ERRiley

TLC 1. CAKE BOSS Network is surprised at Open popularity of cooking show. 2. So they SQUEEZE it as hard as they can. 3. NEXT GREAT. Buddy's BAKERY BAK

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Entry by Kevin King

all groln UPT 1. Make the Rugrats preteens going through puberty. 2. Take away all the imagination from the original series. 3. Watch as your favorite

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Entry by Sonny Time

CRACKED CON M 1. Animate the show. 2. Have the main cast do guest voices. 3. Air it on Saturday morning

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1. TURN THE CAST INTO BABIES! 2. LIBERALLY REFERENCE POP ICULTURE! 3. MAKE THE ONLY ADULT WEIRDLY FACELESS FOR SOME REASON!

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1. START WITH PALE IMITATIONS OF THE ORIGINALCAST! 2. SAVED BEIL :syat.re THE MEWGLRSS BRING ON A CAST MEMBER OF Sta RRinG THE ORIGINAL SHOW! 3. RECAS

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Entry by ERRiley

1 kids Watch as the TLC &Counting ratings rise for a show about a wholesome family with a shitload of kids. TEL 2 TAN Dugyi S EALSSIME seated Watch Me

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Entry by Kevin King

1. BAYWAIOH NIGHTS Make the lifeguard a detective. 2! THE T HEOFI L ES  XFILES Ratings dropping? Copy a better show. 3. Still not working? Screw it. Y

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Entry by masta_X

CRACKED.COM CSI: CYBER Cyber crime is trendy SO... OHON DOE Replace OAL microscopes with computers. For the show to promote itself.. 2 Cast an Oscar-w

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GRACKEDCO 1. REDESIGN THE MAINCHARAGTERS AND MAKE IT A HIGH SCHOOLCOMEDY! 2. NOT WORKING? HAVE THEM FORMA POP BAND AND RELEASE SINGLES! 3. NOT WORKING

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Entry by ERRiley

1. Make a documentary 16 to show these and darn kids how Pregnant it REALLY is. 2. Ratings soar! RATINGS So does PREGNANCY TEEN teen pregnancy. 3. Mak

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CRACKED COM 1. STAR TIHEK OI5COUER4 INTRODUCE NEW ALIENS WHO ARE WEIRDLY ABSENT FROMEVERY OTHER SHOW! 2. INTRODUCE AMAZINGTECH THAT IS WEIRDLY ABSENT