TV spinoffs are tricky. Sometimes audiences are clamoring for more of a show, making a second series a guaranteed success; other times, spinoffs just feel forced. Anyone remember watching “Golden Girls” try to recreate the magic on “The Golden Palace”? We rest our case.
We’ve rounded up all of the biggest successes and worst offenses in the spinoff world. Consider our list of the 30 best and worst TV spinoffs of all time a salute to the latest TV offshoot to grace the small screen, “Major Crimes” (premieres Mon., Aug. 13, 10 p.m. ET on TNT), which launches immediately after “The Closer” airs its series finale (9 p.m. ET).
Click through our gallery to take a walk down TV spinoff memory lane, reliving the very best and very worst (including some you’d probably forgotten about, then tell us where you think “Major Crimes” will rank in TV spinoff history.
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