Best and worst television spin offs

The Jeffersons

BEST: “The Jeffersons” (1975)

From “All in the Family” (1971)

The Jeffersons lasted for 11 seasons and had 253 episodes. This show was the longest running comedy with an African American cast in the history of American television.

The Bachelorette

WORST: “The Bachelorette” (2003)

From “The Bachelor” (2002)

The Bachelorette was a spin off of The Bachelor.


BEST: “Frasier” (1993)

From “Cheers” (1982)

Frasier was on television for eleven seasons and was a spin off from Cheers. It was one of the most successful spin off series in television history.

The Colbert Report

BEST: “The Colbert Report” (2005)

From “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” (1996)

The Colbert Report was a spin off of The Daily Show.

The Cleveland Show

WORST: “The Cleveland Show” (2009)

From “Family Guy” (1999)

The Cleveland Show was a spin off of the show Family Guy.

The Simpsons

BEST: “The Simpsons” (1989)

From “The Tracy Ullman Show” (1987)

The show has broadcast 475 episodes and the twenty-second season started airing on September 26, 2010. The show has won numerous awards and is popular among many people.


WORST: “Joey” (2004)

From “Friends” (1994)

Joey is a spin off of Friends and is about Joey moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career.