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Old 03-19-2002, 06:47 PM   #16
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I really don't remember Horshack getting his own show, but I really think that the Welcome back Kotter creators wanted to spin off Vinnie Barbarino into his own show. I remember they had the set up as Vinnie had his own place, a girlfriend and a job at a hospital. They probably couldn't do a pilot because John Travolta became a movie star with Saturday Night Fever and decided to leave the show. If somebody can confirm this, I would appreciate it a lot.
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As far as I know, Travolta was never going to get a spinoff show. He was a star on the big screen before he left Welcome Back Kotter, there was absolutely no way was he going to come back to the small screen. He had 2 back to back smash hits with Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

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I remember the episode of which you speak. Vinnie left school, got a job, etc., but he returned to school at the end of the episode (or was it a 2 parter?).

Travolta was hell-bent on becoming a movie star. He couldn't wait to leave TV.

The "Horshack" pilot aired one Thursday night after "Kotter".
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Old 03-22-2002, 10:16 PM   #19
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The Emergency !!! spin-off that never took place, saw it today.

Its a part on the actual Emergency, the opening credits and all. Then you see the "extra cast"in their own opening credits. Mark Harmon and Gary Crosby were the only well known stars in the "animal" Emergency.

Instead of paramedics you had a full hour of animal control officers. Surprised this didnt work out.

and Julie London was smoking Salem 100s in the scene where she was watching the animal rescue. I freezed framed it !!
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Old 03-23-2002, 01:49 PM   #20
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The Nanny also had a spin-off in the works. It would have been called The Chatterbox. The pilot aired as a normal episode of The Nanny. The Chatterbox was the hairdressers that Fran and her maother always went. There was a wannabe actress, a handsome hair stylist, his 12 year old son, the middle aged gay hair dresser and a fiesty oriental manicurist. The show never took off and you can see it sometimes in syndication.
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Old 09-14-2002, 01:35 PM   #21
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Who's the Boss was meant to have a Spin off called Mona, the episode of Who's The Boss where Mona moves out was going to be used as the pilot, Mona would move to New York and live with Angela's brother or something. But the executives pulled the plug before filming took place, and instead in the next episode of who's the boss mona decided not to move

Married With Children was meant to have a spin off called Kelly- But Christina Applegate didn't want to do it.

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Who's the Boss was meant to have a Spin off called Mona, the episode of Who's The Boss where Mona moves out was going to be used as the pilot, Mona would move to New York and live with Angela's brother or something. But the executives pulled the plug before filming took place, and instead in the next episode of who's the boss mona decided not to move
I saw the special on WHo's the Boss on E or some channel the other night. Apparently they did film a complete "Mona" spinoff pilot, with James B. Sikking of "Hill Street Blues" playing her brother. They showed a clip of it, but I don't think it ever aired.
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Call me crazy, but I vaguely remember from my childhood a spinoff of both The 6 million Dollar Man and Woman involving a dog. The 6 Million Dollar Dog!?! I guess the producers tried to squeeze every last penny out of the concept. Anybody remember it???
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I believe that was just some gimmick they used on one episode, I don't think they ever intended to do a spinoff..

A bionic dog.

I wonder if he was paper trained, or did he just leave little batteries all over the floor.

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A few years back Seinfeld said that he was in talks with NBC for there to be a spinoff of his hit series Seinfeld starring Philip Morris reprising his role as Jackie Chiles.The show was supposed to be called "The Jackie Chiles Show".Sadly that was 2000 and nothing has come out of it
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The spin-off that upsets me the most is "The Ropers". I liked the show but when it ended after its brief run, I dont think the Ropers were never invited back to Three's Company.
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There have been proposed spinoffs for many shows. The following are spinoffs that were planned or had one pilot but never materialized after that. Which ones would you have loved to have seen get a chance? If you know of any others please let me know.

1. Jackie(jackee')- the spinoff from the sitcom 227, starring Jackie from Sister, Sister fame.

2. Nick - the spinoff from Family Ties, starring Nick the boyfriend of Mallory. The premise is he moves to NY with his sister.

3. The Facts of Life actually had 3 spinoffs planned and nothing really materialized.
a.) a spinoff featuring Jo's cousins
b.) a spinoff where Natalie moves to NY to become a writer
c.) a spinoff where Blair buys Eastland school and becomes headmaster. That spinoff had Seth Green, Juliet Lewis and the future star of Blossom( I forget her name)

I know there were several others, however, I can't think of them off the top of my head.
Now that's news-i never that Jackee was a possible spinoff from 227
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There was also "Kick it with the Fly Girls" an "In Living Color Spinoff"
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There was also "Kick it with the Fly Girls" an "In Living Color Spinoff"
Oh man, that is too sad for words.
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