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Old 08-15-2009, 03:25 PM   #106
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There was the possibility of a Laverne & Shirley spinoff titled "Lenny and Squiggy in the Army" but it never happened, thus saving a potential shark jump.
Yes, but there was a short-lived cartoon called Laverne & Shirley In The Army around the same time that L&S jumped the shark by moving to California.

Maybe Lenny & Squiggy should have spun off once the show relocated -- it was never the same after the move.
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There was a proposed spin-off to Roseanne that fell through due to contract negotiations failing between FOX and ABC.

Roseanne Barr decided to stop negotiating it and chose not to do the character further after the show ended.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:50 PM   #108
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It seems to me they tried to make a spin-off from Eight is Enough with Grant Goodeve as David being an adventurer or something.
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in the 70s, they were going to make a spin-off from "ALL IN THE FAMILY" about Fr. Muljeshky; who was a priest on some of the early episode; played by Benard Hughes.
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Diagnosis: Murder had three attempts to launch a spin-off and all of them failed to get picked up.


- The first attempt at a spin-off was an episode in Season 5 called "A Mime Is A Terrible Thing To Waste". The name of the proposed spin-off is unknown.

- The second attempt was also in Season 5 as a two-part episode named "Retribution" meant to star Fred Dryer as "The Chief". It did not get picked up.

- The final attempt was in Season 6 in an episode called "Blood Ties". It was meant to launch "Detective Amy Devlin" (Kathy Evison) and "Detective Taylor Lucas" (Zoe McLellan) into their own show titled Whistlers which never got picked up.
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there was an attempt to make a spin-off of "STAR TREK" in its second season, about a character named Gary Seven and his partner Roberta Lincoln (played by Terri Garr). The pilot was shown as an episode of "STAR TREK" but the show never materialized.
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On ‘The Twilight Zone’, the “Mr. Bevis” episode was intended as a pilot for a spinoff series, but when the targeted casting (Mr. Burgess Meredith) failed to fall into place, it was just filmed as a regular episode. Then the concept of this ‘pilot’ was extended into the “Cavender is Coming” episode (guest starring Miss Carol Burnett), which may have been a second try to craft a spinoff as a straight out comedy featuring a funny angel...if this had been picked up, we might not have had 'The Carol Burnett Show' instead.
The episode "Cavender is Coming" was the basis for a proposed series starring Jesse White who returns to Earth each week as an angel to help those like Agnes Grep but of course it never materialized. It also had nothing to do with whether or not The Carol Burnett Show would've been seen since the series was never intended for her.
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The recent sci-fi series Andromeda was supposed to get a spin-off.

During the filming of the final season the surviving cast members (who weren't going to be killed off) were attempting to pitch their own show as a continutation of the series.

It never happened.
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I would have liked to have seen Faith, the Vampire Slayer but the actress wanted to do something different. I can understand that.

I thought they were going to do a spinoff of Sabrina with her cousin in that witches school.
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I would have liked to have seen Faith, the Vampire Slayer but the actress wanted to do something different. I can understand that.

I thought they were going to do a spinoff of Sabrina with her cousin in that witches school.
The "Faith" spin-off I don't think ever got past them talking about it or the planning stages. I believe Whedon gave the idea to Dusku but she was set on leaving for Tru Calling and the idea was scrapped.

I'm unfamiliar with Sabrina so I can't help with that one.
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The "Faith" spin-off I don't think ever got past them talking about it or the planning stages. I believe Whedon gave the idea to Dusku but she was set on leaving for Tru Calling and the idea was scrapped.

I'm unfamiliar with Sabrina so I can't help with that one.

Thanks for the clarification. They wanted to do a spinoff of WonderWoman with Debra Winger as Wonder Girl but she turned it down then they wanted another spinoff with the actress from the Facts of Life. It could have been good but that was scrapped for whatever reason.
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Thanks for the clarification. They wanted to do a spinoff of WonderWoman with Debra Winger as Wonder Girl but she turned it down then they wanted another spinoff with the actress from the Facts of Life. It could have been good but that was scrapped for whatever reason.
Who from Facts of Life?
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Wasnt their rumours of a spin off Will @ Grace,called Jack @ Karen
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I remember a couple that never got off the ground on CBS:

In the summer of 1978, I remember reading in a magazine (I think it was US which ran bi-weekly) that the upcoming season of "Rhoda" was going to marry off 'Rhoda's' sister 'Brenda' to 'Benny' and eventually 'spin off' "Brenda" to Connecticuit in early 1979.

Sure enough, Brenda's engagement was written into the storyline of Rhoda's 5th season, but "Rhoda" was cancelled in early December, 1978 - without Brenda's wedding taking place. (Didn't CBS realize 'married' women in MTM productions were not that funny?)
In 1980, they also wanted to spin-off Carlton in an animated series called "Carlton Your Doorman."

http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0302387/

I vaguely remember an episode of "Married... with Children" that was an attempted spin-off promoting itself as an "Anti-Friends" kind of show.

"That's So Raven's" episode "Goin' Hollywood" was intended as a spin-off about a child actress(Alyson Stoner) seeking a normal life with help from her cousin(Allie Grant) called "I Know Lindy."


A lot of times you can just tell when a TV episode is an attempted spin-off. If it focuses more on a guest star than the main cast, it's often a clue that it's a spin-off.
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This one's not a sitcom, but I had to mention my favorite show.
In the 7th. season, there was "The Coltons" episode of MacGyver that was intended to be a spin-off series about the bounty-hunting exploits of the Colton family. I imagine MacGyver and possibly other characters may have made the occasional guest star appearance. I would've watched it.
For another potential spin-off from a show that is a sitcom, I have heard that Charles in Charge had some potential spin-offs. In the 5th. season, the episodes "Fair Exchange" and "Almost Family" were apparently spin-off attempts revolving around previously unseen distant family members of Charles and/or the Powells. That seems kind of weird in itself, since most sitcom spin-offs typically take existing characters from a hit show and put them in their own series.
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