You Should Have Quit While You Were Ahead: Television Spin-offs We Could Have Done Without

January 22, 2013 ‐ By M A


We admire those who can think of concepts and present ideas in new and interesting ways, especially in music, movies and on television. But, even the most creative people have their off days. Hence the 15 unfortunate spin-offs we are about to present to you. Sure some of these series’ may have had their moments, but those were few and far between and not nearly enough to justify the time fans spent trying to like unrelatable characters or omprehend insane storylines. So as a follow-up to our 15 best spin-offs gallery, we bring you 15 of the worst.

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  • ♏ ®

    Honey Boo Boo…every day, ask myself WHY?

  • Toi

    I still sing dat “Kev Kare” song from CUTS… And I call me bossy two year old a “dictator tot”

  • dy

    What about those 2 reality shows they gave New York from “Flavor of Love?” Terrible!

  • Tulipsnwindows

    Models Inc. was so bad that it was good. I loved that show and the ending…wow!

  • Khaela Huey

    I’m just gonna throw Rugrats: All Grown Up in the mix…

  • You brought out a lot of forgotten shows and they are forgotten for a reason. Good choices.

  • Charmlucky

    I actually liked Models Inc. lmao!

    • Me too! Models Inc was the bomb…it deserved better.

  • i like honey boo boo as a person. as a kid,i liked baywatch nights.

  • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

    And here, here to some of the spin offs that were actually great! The Parkers, Kenan and Kel, Fraiser, Major Crimes (The Closer), The Jeffersons, Daria (Beavis and Butt Head), Angel, Xena Warrior Princess, The Simpsons, A Different World (My FAVORITE), Family Matters

  • why isnt marrying the game, american idol (season 7-present) & bad girls club (season 4-present) on this list??

    • Dichu eba realy lub mehSteebie

      Yes to all of the above as well as Cory In The House (That’s So Raven), The Amanda Show (All That)

  • Reading this makes me glad that “Seinfeld” one of my favorites shows ever, didn’t make a spinoff. Hell, they butchered the finale, so imagine what the spin off would have looked like.

  • Suchalady

    I loved Baywatch :/

  • 2bme

    Cosby was taken off because Madeline Kahn passed away and he didn’t want to proceed..He made that decision

  • M$. LI$@

    jim jones is so ragedy. he looks like he stinks

  • Jaeda

    I have to agree with most of the shows in this article, the one ive heard of anyway the only one i dont agree with is Honey boo boo this show is funny i know alot of u may not agree with me but i’ll get over it that show show us the other side of white folks its just different its a change from llhhatl and bbw bad girls club etc

    • Diana

      i love honey boo boo! it shows people that white folks can be just as sad, ridiculous and ratchet like some of these black “reality stars”

  • Sagittarius81

    Cuts, ugh! I vote for CW’s The Game over EBT’s The Game (yes I meant EBT!) any day!

    • Hope Floats

      EBT LOL, I might have to steal that from you 😉

  • CB3

    My sister LOVED Cuts, in fact I think she still has some episodes on tape…she needs to get out more. smh

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  • Charla

    Ummm maybe you missed the memo about the huge ratings on Honey Boo Boo….

    • IllyPhilly

      It’s the content I think that they were coming at and after watching an episode of that maybe Shawty Lo was right about race playing apart in the cancellation. LOL and SMH

  • Say What?

    Does anybody else remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt’s character left “Party of Five” to go do her own show? That sh!t was sadder than soup for one!

    • QueenNTheMaking

      Yes!! i forgot all about that. I use to love me some party of five when i was a kid and i tried to support Jennifer but yea it just wasn’t working lol

  • realadulttalk

    I never even heard of a lot of these shows–they must have been really, really bad.

    • IllyPhilly

      I’m right there with you. The titles alone sounded terrible.

  • SunshineBlossom

    I would like to disagree with The Game… Season 4 was good. It was 5 and after that it began to tank. And I actually did like SBTB:The College Years, that show made me excited for college. I think some of these shows went to address the change in their audience and kids gotta grow up sometime.

  • Chassie

    That awkward moment when you LOVED CUTS

    • pretty1908

      I did too

      • Chassie

        After awhile, I just topped watching one on one and watched cuts

    • realadulttalk

      I liked Cuts too. Lol I like Marques as an actor–it’s the singing part that bothers me.

    • RJA

      LOL and Law and Order L.A. I thought it was gonna make it

      • Jacquiline Perkins

        i hope that it would…

    • LOL true.

    • Jacquiline Perkins

      me too it had it’s moments…

    • Imani

      I did too! That show was actually funny.