We recently came up with a list of the 15 worst spinoffs in television history, including never-shoulda-happened stinkers like AfterMASH and Golden Palace. But who wants to dwell on the negative, especially when the small screen has offered up so many series offshoots to celebrate?
Some of the most loved comedies and dramas are, in fact, spinoffs of other series. The Jeffersons started with All in the Family. NCIS got going after a murder on Jag.