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Old 11-21-2010, 02:06 AM   #166
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And there are not one,but TWO unsold pilots that "Green Acres" aired-both in the last season:1)The love-it-or hate it "Hawaiian Honeymoon",which was subpar,but not as bad as some say,and 2)the awful "The Ex-Secretary".I'm glad THIS one never became a series."Hawaiian Honeymoon"at least had a little bit of promise.But "The Ex-Secretary"?YUCKO!And ,I read that the ABC "Matlock"episode "The Verdict",which was a duplicate (sort of)of the NBC 1987 episode of "Matlock"called "The Best Friend",and "The Verdict"was an unsold pilot as well about a female DA.
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There were rumors at one point that John Stamos was going to be the lead of an "ER" spin-off.



Here is what he said about it:


Was there any truth to the rumors of you being offered a spin-off and opting out?

It wasn't like they came to me and said, "Do you want to do this?" and I said "no." That didn't happen. But there was a lot of discussion about it.

I think the main thing that stopped it before I said "yes" or "no" was that Michael Crichton had it in his deal that there would be no spin-offs of "ER". So we would've had to have gotten around that first.

I was kinda up for it, I loved working with those people, but John Wells and I talked about it and we never really figured out what the show could be. It was just time for all of us to do something new.

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:35 PM   #168
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There was a spin-off to the NICKELODEON 90s sitcom Clarissa Explains It All in the works after the show ended.

It was called Clarissa Now and it was set to be picked up by CBS. The premise of this one was showing "Clarissa" (Melissa Joan Hart) working as an intern for a New York City newspaper.

For whatever reason CBS choose not to do the series and only the pilot was filmed. I am not sure if CBS ever released the pilot but NICKELODEON did show it a few times.

One year later, Melissa Joan Hart went on to star in Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.

Melissa Joan Hart recently gave a brief interview about the "Clarissa Explains it All" spin-off "Clarissa Now":

"I thought it was a fun show, although I don't remember it very well. But it skewed a lot older because it was a different time. CBS was very much an older-demographic network back then.

They tried to age the show up a little bit, but the thing is, the 'Clarissa' audience was so young and hip. I just think it didn't work. It's not what people wanted to see.
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Happy Days:
Ralph and Potsie - living together in apartment

Laverne & Shirley:
Lenny & Squiggy - no plot known

Brady Bunch:
Kelly's Kids - w/ Ken Barry as a guy who adopts a PC group of kids

Ralph and Potsie--I think this one could have worked, if it was written properly. They made a good duo.

Lenny & Squiggy--I love them on Laverne & Shirley, but I'm not sure if they could have carried a whole series. Some characters just aren't meant to be the main characters of a show. The episodes of L&S that they were the main focus of were always good, but they also had the girls to interact with too. They'd have to create new characters for them to interact with on the spin-off.

Kelly's Kids--The pilot aired as a Brady Bunch episode in the last season. It was an interesting premise, not sure if a series would have lasted. Would depend on what the focus would be. I'm guessing, that it would be similar to the Brady Bunch, except insead of having a blended family, the kids are adoped and multi-racial.
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There was an attempted spin-off to "Punky Brewster" that never materialized: "Fenster Hall"




The final episode in Season 1 titled 'Fenster Hall' was originally a one hour episode, but was cut into two shows for syndication. This episode marked the debut of Mike Fulton (T.K. Carter) who was the intended star of the spin-off.

Mike's history as a longtime resident of Fenster was explained, since he had been an orphan from birth and had been shuffled around to many foster homes before permanently staying at Fenster from the time he was seven.

Now as the chief boys' counselor, Mike was saddled with helping new, tough street kid T.C. Finestra (Billy Lombardo) fit in with his group of regulars after an incident in which T.C. broke into and stole from Punky Brewster's bedroom.

Punky soon learned of T.C.'s situation and brought him home to Henry before it was decided that he would be better off at Fenster Hall.






The focus of the episode was on Mike and T.C.'s learning to trust and look out for each other, while many other students of Fenster Hall were introduced who would have also been in the spin-off.

When "Fenster Hall" did not transpire as a regular series by the time of NBC's 1985-86 upfronts, T.K. Carter then continued his role as Mike Fulton on "Punky Brewster" the following season, now serving as Punky's fourth grade teacher in addition to his work at Fenster.
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"Witchright Hall," a spin-off of "Sabrina the Teenage Witch." the backdoor pilot episode aired during season 5.
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:54 PM   #172
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You know I read the 12 pages on this board and its a good read. I do remember hearing about the Gilmore Girls spinoff that would follow Jess in California but I heard it was too expensive to shoot.


I have to say that spinoffs are tough because you dont know if having an own show will make the character not interesting enough. Now, there was never a spinoff but look at the Steve Urkel character. He was funny in the first couple of seasons but by the end the show revolved around him so you didnt need a spinoff and I dont know about you but he was a pain in the ass annoying. Sometimes your better off being a part of the cast and not the cast. Ex., Potsie and Ralph, Lenny and Squiggy etc., I dont think it would have worked. You could become overexposed like Steve Urkel and even though he didnt have a spinoff, The Fonz. I think once The Fonz became a main character, that mistique of him, that aura that made him cool, became exposed.
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Around June 2008 there was supposed to be a spin-off to the Nickelodeon teen-sitcom "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" that would bring the characters to high school.

Series star Devon Werkheiser mentioned in a YouTube video posted in January 2010 that "it was time for the Ned's kids to move on. We did three seasons so it was time to end."
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"Charlie's Angels" had a backdoor pilot in the 4th season called 'Toni's Boys' that never got picked up to the series.

The potential spin-off was to feature a gender reversal in having a "female Bosley" watching over three male agents. Toni was played by Barbara Stanwyck.
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There should've been a Happy Days spin off called City of Potsie where Potsie heads off to London
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Blair. She was supposed to be the new Headmistress of the Eastland School.
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After The Six Million Dollar Man spun off The Bionic Woman there was word that ANOTHER Spin-Off was baing proposed called The Bionic Boy. The Pilot aired as a Two-Part Episode on The Six Million Dollar Man, but that's as far as it got.
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After The Six Million Dollar Man spun off The Bionic Woman there was word that ANOTHER Spin-Off was baing proposed called The Bionic Boy. The Pilot aired as a Two-Part Episode on The Six Million Dollar Man, but that's as far as it got.
I remember that. I was disappointed nothing came of that.
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Most of the spinoffs that I read in this thread sounds awful and I am glad it did not get picked up!
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After The Six Million Dollar Man spun off The Bionic Woman there was word that ANOTHER Spin-Off was baing proposed called The Bionic Boy. The Pilot aired as a Two-Part Episode on The Six Million Dollar Man, but that's as far as it got.
I remember thaose episodes. That was an unsold pilot, huh? I never knew that.
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