13 Short-Lived TV Spinoffs

It’s easy to forget that “The Simpsons” was a spin-off of “The Tracey Ullman Show”, because it became so big on its own.  “Family Matters” was also a spin-off, as was “Saved By the Bell”, and “The Facts of Life”.

But of course, not every spin-off is a success.  “Entertainment Weekly” has a rundown of ’13 Short-Lived Spin-Offs.’  They are:

1.  The “Happy Days” spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi”, which lasted 17 episodes over two seasons.

2.  The “Friends” spin-off “Joey”, which lasted 46 episodes over two seasons, although eight of them went unaired.

3.  The “Alice” spin-off “Flo”, which lasted 29 episodes over two seasons.

4.  The “X-Files” spin-off “The Lone Gunmen”, which lasted just 13 episodes.

5.  The “All in the Family” spin-off “Gloria”, which lasted 21 episodes.

6.  The “Jeffersons” spin-off “Checking In”, which lasted a whopping four episodes.

7.  The “Three’s Company” spin-off “Three’s a Crowd”, which lasted 22 episodes.

8.  The “Three’s Company” spin-off “The Ropers”, which lasted 28 episodes over two seasons.

9.  The “Baywatch” spin-off “Baywatch Nights”, which lasted 44 episodes over two seasons.

10.  The “Cheers” spin-off “The Tortellis”, which lasted just 13 episodes.

11.  The “Golden Girls” spin-off “The Golden Palace”, which lasted 24 episodes.

12.  The “Brady Bunch” spin-off “The Brady Brides”, which lasted just 10 episodes.

13.  The “Dukes of Hazzard” spin-off “Enos”, which lasted just 18 episodes.


(Hit up EW.com for brief write-ups on each of them in a slideshow format.)