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Old 09-19-2002, 01:33 PM   #31
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Now that's news-i never that Jackee was a possible spinoff from 227

Yes, as a matter of fact, they filmed a couple of episodes, but it never caught on with the network. I remember seeing the pilot on NBC and remembering it wasn't all that bad.
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Old 09-19-2002, 03:43 PM   #32
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I have the Jackee pilot on tape. But when I pulled it out to view it, I realized the tape is broken. The tape rewound all the way back and broke off!
I may try to fix it and report back. As I remember though she moved to Manhattan and went to work at a men's and women's gym. She had a roommate who was trying to break into Broadway.
And I remember it being good also. Sandra Clarke was just a great character!
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I have the Jackee pilot on tape. But when I pulled it out to view it, I realized the tape is broken. The tape rewound all the way back and broke off!
I may try to fix it and report back. As I remember though she moved to Manhattan and went to work at a men's and women's gym. She had a roommate who was trying to break into Broadway.
And I remember it being good also. Sandra Clarke was just a great character!

How long did that show last?
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Old 09-19-2002, 06:57 PM   #34
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As I remember, it was a pilot that was not picked up. So I think only one episode.
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Old 10-03-2002, 05:23 PM   #35
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Default Star Trek had a spin off to another show that wasnt star trek

I know its not a sitcom, but the original Star Trek back in the 60's had a show that was intended as a spin off to a totally new show that took place in modern (then) times.

The pilot was the episode Assignment:Earth and it included a guy from the 60s named Gary Seven who was taken by aliens in the 60s and made a super human and put back on earth to save earth from its dumb decisions. It even had a very flaky Terri Garr as his assistant on earth.

It is so obvious it is a spin off, and the way they worked it into the ST universe was totally dorky, and just didnt work.

Well the show didnt either.
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Old 10-03-2002, 05:42 PM   #36
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The pilot was the episode Assignment:Earth and it included a guy from the 60s named Gary Seven who was taken by aliens in the 60s and made a super human and put back on earth to save earth from its dumb decisions.

It is so obvious it is a spin off, and the way they worked it into the ST universe was totally dorky, and just didnt work.


Oh, c'mon! That was a classic!
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Old 10-03-2002, 06:27 PM   #37
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Ok, ok the show on its own was ok, but they should have just piloted it on its own aside from Star Trek I think.

I actually did think Gary and his cat were cool.
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What I don't understand is why Checking In had to be cancelled. I was the pilot and 3rd episode at a TV place in NYC, and it was excellent. I also looked in the Neilson Ratings archive, and the show debuted at a strong #12, but then fell in the 30's and 40's. I also don't unstand the hilarious show Oh Madeline's cancellation...because it was a minor-hit in the ratings and was just so great...it ranked at #33 in the end. Gloria was an OK show that should have probably gotten another season...but I think by then, the AITF writers didn't know what was funny and what wasn't. And the biggest one of all....KRISTIN. As a friend of Kirstin Chenoweth, I was cheering her on with this super-funny sitcom...which didn't get ANY chance at all to succeed. She was so heartbroken, I bought her flowers.
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i couldn't believe that "Jackee" wasn't listed in my TV show source book! i remember watching the show on Saturday nights after "227". it was on for a few weeks but it never caught on. Jackee's "Sandra" character just wasn't a great thing for a 30 minute show. you know what i mean? the character was hilarious as a side-kick but it would become annoying if the character was the focal point. the same can be said for the Steve Urkel character. if you built a show around a one dimentional caricature like that the novelty would wear off quickly. some wacky characters just aren't wacky without the proper straight-men/women to bounce off of.
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speaking of 227, I can almost swear there was a 227/Amen crossover. I know they were on the same night, maybe thats all it was, but It seems that there was another connection. I dont see it mentioned though.
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i couldn't believe that "Jackee" wasn't listed in my TV show source book! i remember watching the show on Saturday nights after "227". it was on for a few weeks but it never caught on. Jackee's "Sandra" character just wasn't a great thing for a 30 minute show. you know what i mean? the character was hilarious as a side-kick but it would become annoying if the character was the focal point. the same can be said for the Steve Urkel character. if you built a show around a one dimentional caricature like that the novelty would wear off quickly. some wacky characters just aren't wacky without the proper straight-men/women to bounce off of.

Her character did change from what she used to be on 227. She became much more mature and responsible. The problem was there was no longer a good hearted character like Marla Gibbs' character for Sondra to play off of.
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I know its not a sitcom, but the original Star Trek back in the 60's had a show that was intended as a spin off to a totally new show that took place in modern (then) times.

The pilot was the episode Assignment:Earth and it included a guy from the 60s named Gary Seven who was taken by aliens in the 60s and made a super human and put back on earth to save earth from its dumb decisions. It even had a very flaky Terri Garr as his assistant on earth.


I remember that, and Teri Garr was a babe in that one.

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Thought Spin-offs that never happened...through the decades!

This topic intrigued me...so many shows that might have, but never were. Here are a few that came to mind.

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.

After the tragic death of Mr. George Reeve, the producers of ‘The Adventures of Superman’ filmed a pilot called ‘The Adventures of Superboy’ that would have focused on Superman as a boy (a la ‘Smallville’ or the syndicated ‘Superboy’ series). The pilot was never aired, not picked up, and largely forgotten until the WB created ‘Smallville’, and there was an ensuing legal skirmish over ownership of the copyrights to the Superboy character.

‘Batgirl’ was originally filmed as a short pilot presentation for a ‘Batman’ spinoff that was not picked up, and the Batgirl character was then folded into the ‘Batman’ series for its final season.

The final two episodes of ‘Green Acres’, “Hawaiian Honeymoon” and “The Ex-Secretary”, were both filmed as spin-off pilots to create new non-rural-based extension series.

A 'Charlies Angel’s' spinoff called '_____ Devils' was proposed that would flip the concept of the source show by having a detective agency headed by a woman with good-looking young male detectives. I'm not sure if it was ever filmed or not.

‘Starsky & Hutch’ attempted a spin-off centred on the 'Huggy Bear' character working with a private detective.

‘The Bionic Boy’ was filmed as a 2-hour episode intended as a spin-off from ‘The Six Million Dollar Man’ where Mr. Vincent Van Patten plays the boy outfitted with bionic parts. It was probably too much bionic for ABC at the time, as it came only a year after the network launched ‘The Bionic Woman’ series.

A pilot for ‘The Greatest American Heroine’ was filmed as a spin-off from ‘The Greatest American Hero’, but it wasn’t picked up by ABC. I understand the pilot can be found on the DVD set.

There was supposed to be a ‘Gilmore Girls’ spin-off starring the 'Jesse' character transplanted to California (a la ‘Private Practice’), and it was tried out for an episode, but never proceeded to series.

There was a proposed ‘Charmed Sons’ spin-off from WB’s ‘Charmed’ that sat on the back-burner a long time and was never filmed.

‘Cherry Hill’ was a pilot concept from ‘Prison Break’ that was supposed to be about women behind bars, but I don’t think it went beyond presentation stage.

“Dawn Budge" starring Miss Rosie O’Donnell was an episode filmed as a potential pilot for a spin-off from ‘F/X’, and her character came back in several additional episodes.

‘Smallville’ has had two spin-off pilots that are theoretically still in play. ‘Aquaman’, which was based on a character first introduced on ‘Smallville’ but then re-cast at pilot with the actor who now plays the Green Arrow. Currently, I’ve heard that a ‘Green Arrow’ spin-off is under consideration by The CW as a potential ‘Smallville’ extension series.

‘The It Girl’ has been talked about as a ‘Gossip Girl’ spinoff.

Although some decry the spin-off as a creatively bankrupt, I think they are an ideal way to expand a set of characters and take them in new directions. So many spin-offs have been brilliant executions...'Frasier' and 'Maude' both come to mind.
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speaking of 227, I can almost swear there was a 227/Amen crossover. I know they were on the same night, maybe thats all it was, but It seems that there was another connection. I dont see it mentioned though.

kind of sherman hemesly appeared on 227 as a differnt charactor they wanted him to be deacon fye but he wanted be someone else hope it helps
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This topic intrigued me...so many shows that might have, but never were. Here are a few that came to mind.

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

Do you have any proof that Burgess Meredith was originally targeted for the the "Mr. Bevis" role? This is the first I've heard about it. "Cavender is Coming" wouldn't have had any affect on The Carol Burnett Show because it was supposed to be a spinoff for Jesse White who as apprentice angel Harmon Cavender would visit Earth each week to try and help some deserving citizen. Carol Burnett's Agnes Grep character was only intended for that one episode.
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