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    Default Re: Spin off shows that worked .... or didn't

    One that I think didnt worked was She Ra (obviously from He Man) not nearly as good
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    Oh i loved she ra actually i still love both.
    Loved the crossover episodes first 5 she ra eps made up secret of the sword.

    Quote Originally Posted by jay mc View Post
    one that i think didnt worked was she ra (obviously from he man) not nearly as good
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    Crossovers are good too; for example Cheers crossed over into an episode of St Elsewhere once when we saw some of the doctors having a drink at Cheers and Carla complaining about the poor care she received at the hospital last time she gave birth. As the concluding part of St Elsewhere was shown to be a day dream in the head of an autistic boy this begs the question was Cheers a dream too? Then there's the fact that Ed Begley Jnr's St Elsewhere character popped up in Homicide:Life On The Street which in turn had the character of Munch appear in The X Files, Law and Order, SVU, The Wire and referenced in Luther. L+O love a crossover, and there's been crossovers with recent series Chicago Fire and Chicago PD. I think some St Elsewhere characters appear in Chicago Hope too. And BJ Honeycutt from MASH was said to be Dr Mark's drinking buddy back in Korea in St Elsewhere too!
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    Just checked and melrose place 92 to 99 is a spin off from beverly hills 90210 1990- to 2000.

    Whats odd about it is the spin off actually started before the show it was a spin off of finished.

    It didnt really do it for me m.p.thought b.h. 90210 was superb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    Just checked and melrose place 92 to 99 is a spin off from beverly hills 90210 1990- to 2000.

    Whats odd about it is the spin off actually started before the show it was a spin off of finished.

    It didnt really do it for me m.p.thought b.h. 90210 was superb.
    Sometimes some spin-offs started not long after the original show, The Facts of Life was only a year or 2 behind Different Strokes.
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    Facts of life i didnt think that good.

    Thnx for the info rich.

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    sometimes some spin-offs started not long after the original show, the facts of life was only a year or 2 behind different strokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    Facts of life i didnt think that good.

    Thnx for the info rich.
    Facts of Life was created as a vehicle for Charlotte Rae's character Miss Edna Garrett, who was the original housekeeper in Different Strokes.

    I've not really seen either, but The Facts Of Life is often referenced in Family Guy, & had a few pre-fame appearances by future stars, a young George Clooney was the someone's boyfriend in some episodes.
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    What? No-one mentioned Xena yet?

    A spin off from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and 10 X more entertaining!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartimand View Post
    What? No-one mentioned Xena yet?

    A spin off from Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and 10 X more entertaining!
    Channel 5 bought the rights in their early days, & bought Hercules afterwards.
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    Default Re: Spin off shows that worked .... or didn't

    Quote Originally Posted by agfagaevart View Post
    Ones that worked:
    Robin's Nest (Man About The House)
    Going Straight (Porrige)
    Tucker's Luck (Grange Hill)

    Not forgetting the excellent "George & Mildred" which was probably more successful than its originator "Man about the house"

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